Brooks: Georgia Loss ‘A Big Loss’ for Democrats, Pelosi Has ‘Become a Central Liability’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that the loss in the Georgia special election was a major loss for the Democrats and that House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has become a drag on people across the country. Brooks stated, “I think the Georgia loss is a big loss. I don’t think it’s, oh, this is always a Republican district, it’s not such a big deal. If the Democrats are going to pick up seats, it’s going to be in upscale, highly educated suburban seats. And this was tailor-made for that, a seat that Trump barely won. And so, if after all that’s happened in the last four or five months, they can’t pick up the seat, that, to me, is an indictment.” Brooks added, “It’s first, a sign that there’s limits to being anti-Trump. Second, that the Trump phenomenon was not just a fluke, that it’s based on some deep structural things in the economy that are driving people to support the Republicans, some deep structural things in the country, that people are extremely distrustful of government and extremely distrustful of Washington.” He continued, “There’s also a sign that the Republicans, despite all that’s happened,