A political science professor at Boston University Thomas Whalen announced a prediction from her experience that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t be elected speaker if Democrats retake the House and added that her leadership is “teetering,” following Rep. Mike Capuano’s (D-MA) primary defeat during an interview on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night Capuano was unseated by Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley, a far-left candidate, in the Democratic primary.

NECN reporter Joy Lim Nakrin asked Whalen if Capuano’s loss was bad for Pelosi.

“Absolutely, I mean, Nancy Pelosi is counting on people like Capuano because her leadership right now of the Democratic House is really teetering,” Whalen said.

Whalen then allegedly announced that Rep. Seth Moulton is the one who is responsible unseating Pelosi as leader of the Democratic caucus.


“If the Democrats do gain control of the House, I don’t think she’s going to end up speaker of the House as she was before,” Whalen said.