POLITICS
01/11/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nancy Pelosi Pressed By Conservative Democrats To Step Aside

(WASHINGTON) -- In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won't support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January.

"The reality is that she is politically toxic," said Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley, one of several Democrats who are trying to pressure Pelosi to step aside as her party's leader in the wake of historic election losses to Republicans last week.

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