The reality is that Pelosi represents one of the most liberal districts in the country's most liberal state.
She has hung in for so long because she plays the Washington game very well, but Democrats need to learn to play the America game again if they are going to stop the electoral slide that Nancy Pelosi has been presiding over for years.
"I'm a master legislator, I'm experienced in knowing institutional memory of the Congress", she said.
Ryan challenged Pelosi's leadership after the 2016 election. Although her challenger, Ohio U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, lost in his challenge, he picked up 63 votes to Pelosi's 134 votes.
This year there have been four special congressional elections in Georgia, Montana, South Carolina, and Kansas that Democrats targeted as winnable races.
Karen Handel has been sworn in after her victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
Democrats lost another congressional race in SC on Tuesday, in which the Republican candidate, Ralph Norman, defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in that state's 5th District.
Handel was elected in a runoff against democrat Jon Ossoff last week after receiving 52 percent of the vote.
Pelosi is the face of the national Democratic Party.
She later added, "T$3 hese people were against me last November".
She needs to realize that values from the Bay Area don't sell all that well in fly-over country.
The dual swearing-in ceremony returned Republicans to full strength in the chamber at 241 seats after the party won four special elections to replace GOP lawmakers who left the House to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet.