Sanford “Lazarus” Bishop, having just finished a close fight to keep his seat, isn’t in the mood to gamble again.
The southwest Georgia congressman on Wednesday declared that he won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to remain the Democratic leader when Republicans take control of Congress in January. From the Albany Herald:
“I have nothing against Speaker Pelosi; she has worked tirelessly to bring Democrats together,” Bishop said. “But given the fact that we suffered substantial losses in the election, I think a new face is needed for leadership of the Democratic Caucus. I am part of a group looking for an alternative.
“I’ve had a number of my constituents and supporters ask me to help change the face of the party, and I am listening to my constituents.”
Bishop, who was re-elected Nov. 2 to a 10th term in Congress, had to survive a grueling battle against Republican Mike Keown for the District 2 seat, winning