Democrat Jokes That Pelosi Could Die Before Next Year
Bright, who is facing a battle against Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby this fall, joked that Pelosi might lose her own election, decide not to run for the speaker’s job or otherwise not be available.
He suggested, jokingly he insisted to his audience, that Pelosi could fall ill and die in coming months. That remark drew laughter from the crowd.
Though he has a reputation as the second most independent member of Congress, he has been routinely blasted for voting for Pelosi to be speaker.
Roby, a Republican, is in her second term on the council.
Bright is the first Democrat since the 1960s to represent the conservative district, which includes parts of Montgomery and southeast Alabama.
His reelection battle is expected to be one of the most competitive this fall.