S.C. Democratic Candidate Says He Wouldn’t Support Pelosi for Speaker

Posted October 6, 2010 at 3:11pm

South Carolina Democratic candidate Rob Miller has apparently adopted Republicans’ “Fire Pelosi” mantra.

According to a report by The Associated Press, Miller — who is hoping to oust Rep. Joe Wilson (R) in the South Carolina 2nd district race — said Wednesday that he would not vote to keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Speaker in the 112th Congress.

AP reported that Miller’s comments were in response to a Wilson ad showing side-by-side images of Miller and Pelosi, who has contributed money to the Democrat’s campaign.

Now Miller evidently is looking to distance himself from Pelosi, and he told the AP that Washington is broken and blamed leaders for the strife, according to the wire service.

Miller’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A number of Democratic candidates and incumbents in Republican-leaning districts have recently been trying to distance themselves from Pelosi, who is a lightning-rod for conservatives. A handful of Democratic Members recently refused to commit in interviews with Roll Call to supporting her for Speaker if Democrats retain the majority next Congress.