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Idaho Democrat latest to waver on support for Pelosi

From Deirdre Walsh, CNN
  • Freshman congressman distances himself on support for Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • "I'm going to have to see who's running," says Rep. Walt Minnick, D-Idaho
  • Minnick: Change of leadership has precedent if majority loses seats

(CNN) -- Freshman Rep. Walt Minnick of Idaho is the latest House Democrat to distance himself from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying he hasn't decided if he would back Pelosi again for speaker.

"I'm going to have to see who's running," Minnick responded when asked whether he supports Pelosi.

But Minnick also seemed to send a signal he will consider a change in the leadership lineup even if Democrats retain the majority but lose House seats, saying "when a party loses seats, that leads to leadership changes."

Minnick pointed to recent political history: "There's a precedent for leaders if they lose seats to assess whether they want to continue or not," he said, "and I will end up voting for whomever I think represents my views and interests of my district."