- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Former presidential hopeful Ralph Nader sent an Election Day statement to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and several of her fellow Democrats: Quit already.

“Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel should now recognize the wisdom of baseball’s ‘three strikes and you’re out’ … step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the country from the ravages of today’s Republican party,” Mr. Nader’s statement read, The Hill reported.

He gave kudos to the three for their hard work, but “the result is just exemplifying the adage that nice guys finish last,” he said, referring to their inability to turn back the Republican swell over the past few years, The Hill reported.

“Between 2010 and 2014 … they have demonstrated their inability to reverse a growing Republican majority espousing cruel, brutish and harmful policies to almost any human interest, any environmental interest, and any Main Street interest in conflict with Wall Street demands for privileges and immunities of crony corporate capitalism and to any interest in waging peace over war,” he said, The Hill reported.

Mr. Nader’s statement comes on the heels of his criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom he blasted as a “corporatist and a militarist” and a “menace to the United States of America” during an interview last week.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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