"At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday.
With the president's approval numbers hovering below 40 percent, should the Democrats be anxious about their losing streak in what could be considered an election year's pre-season? "The CEO out. The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place", the NY lawmaker added.
"We're still going to be on the defense in November of 2018", with Trump a likely "liability", he added. They argue that Democratic candidates will have a better shot on Election Day if they're not tied to Pelosi.
According to Atlantic monthly, "Compared with November's results, the GOP margins of victory declined from almost 16 points to 6 in Montana, 23 points to less than 4 in Georgia, 21 points to 3 in SC, and 31 to about 7 in Kansas.
The 30 year-old first time candidate was hoping to "Flip The 6th", a district seat that has been in the Republican Party's control since 1979.
Kay Kirkpatrick, a Republican state senator who represents the area, said that while Republicans were divided on Trump, they had mostly united behind Handel.
"I respect any opinion that my members have but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them".
However, Pelosi said she welcomes the questioning of her leadership - while also suggesting that her critics are just seeking media attention. "The voters decided that Karen Handel was a better representative of their values, their interests and their perspective than Jon Ossoff", he told me.
When asked on NBC about possible leadership changes, Democrat Bill Pascrell of New Jersey replied, "We're always reviewing that, believe me".
Representative Kathleen Rice from NY claimed that she's been approached by an increasing number of members of the Democratic caucus, telling her that the party needs to move forward with new leadership and without Pelosi.
Moulton is one of the House Democrats who has been most vocal in calling for a new generation of leadership.
Rep. Seth Moulton echoed her complaints in a Wednesday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.
In the aftermath, some Democrats on the left are saying the party needs to run as pure-left populists in 2018.
She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise.
"I don't know if there is a solution in the short term", Ryan said. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country".