“The top three Democratic leaders are all quite old,” R Street Institute senior fellow for governance James Wallner told Fox News Digital. “I think there’s a real demand inside the Democratic Party and the Democratic Caucus there in the House… for a new generation of leadership.” Enter Schiff, age 62, who has emerged as a possible contender to replace Pelosi in a field that also could include Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and others….
The Democratic leadership race likely won’t come into focus until after the midterms, with top party leaders focused on the uphill battle to hold the majority in the chamber. But Wallner said Schiff, the chief impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, could be in a position to bridge support from across of the caucus. “I think having experience certainly helps with [moderates],” Waller said. “But the nature of that experience being an impeachment manager probably helps with the [progressives].” …”They both have their own bases of support. This is something Hoyer has wanted for a very long time,” Wallner said of Hoyer and Clyburn. “It’s just, has the moment passed them by?” …”I think your fire-breathing progressive, I’m not sure who that is, but it wouldn’t surprise me to have a candidate come out and make a run,” Wallner said. “That impacts the race’s dynamic in and of itself.”