Despite an Election Day disaster – at least six House seats lost and potentially up to a dozen when all the votes are tabulated – Speaker Nancy Pelosi will likely fend off a challenge from a band of disgruntled Democrats and secure another term as leader.

With Joe Biden in the White House and Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader, though, she cannot fend off the reality that she’s been marginalized. Her craving for power may have been sated, but she will be relegated to a secondary role in achieving the new president’s agenda.

Carl Golden is a senior contributing analyst with the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University in New Jersey.

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Wow !! Talk about a man threatened by a strong woman !! Moscow Mitch will be nothing but a thorn in Biden's side , that will block every decent thing Biden tries to do, just like he did to Obama! M M ,is a very sick and disturbed man and should have been voted out of office, but what do you expect from a state like Kentucky?? You sir have your opinion , but it is very slanted by the fact your precious TRUMP did not win. I will bet you are in the top 1 percent , and now might have to pay your fair share of taxes , like the rest of us. BOO HOO !!!What a shame, my heart just breaks for you!

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