As the kids used to say. Look, she’s not awesome–her brand of liberalism is ‘pity politics’, not about helping workers (though that’s far better than anything Republicans ever have to offer). But she’s pretty good at running the caucus and all that parliamentary stuff. More importantly, any of the substitutes on offer are going to be appalling. Anti-abortion Tim Ryan? New Democrat Steny Hoyer? Joe Crowley isn’t awesome either, and he’s arguably the best of the bunch.
Finally, don’t kid yourself: the Republicans will find a way to slime whomever the Democrats’ House leader is. It’s what they do.
Democrats have far more serious problems, like their entire loser consultant and professional Democrat class. This is just a sucker play by people who don’t have rank-and-file Democrats’ best interests at heart.