Buono sides with Pelosi in leadership fight

In the midst of an intra-party battle over the future of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), state Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Metuchen) voiced her support for the embattled speaker, whose party lost 64 seats nationwide last Tuesday and surrendered the majority.

“All Nancy Pelosi did was advance the Obama agenda flawlessly,” Buono told PolitickerNJ.com.

Buono’s comments were a direct reply to U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York), who said he would like to see Pelosi retire her leadership post in the aftermath of Democrats’ losses.

“In response to Albio,” Buono said, “She’s been an incredibly effective speaker.”

Buono sides with Pelosi in leadership fight