Sure. They're feeding into it. I've just been of the mind this whole time that it's largely not going to matter. The House alone has very little power other than to say 'no' to legislation. Presidents will make the politics. And by the time there's a nominee, that's where the focus will be, not on the House. It's there that the policy platform is gonna matter, not what bills they sponsor now that get no hearing in the Senate. The EC math doesn't much care how moderate (read: wealthy) women in Orange County vote, even if they are permanently turned off by this move, which I doubt anyways.

I suppose my point was simply this: Right now it's Nancy Pelosi's party. This time next year it's gonna be somebody else's. Meanwhile the GOP will remain the party of Trump. I doubt much of what happens today will be very salient come November 2020.