House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is facing major push back from within her own party as Democrats revolt against her bid for Speakership.
Nancy Pelosi wants the gavel back in January when the Democrats take back control of the House, but sixteen Dem lawmakers opposed her in a scathing letter released Monday.
Sixteen House Democrats vowed in a letter released Monday to oppose Nancy Pelosi for speaker on the House floor, placing the California Democrat’s bid to reclaim the gavel in serious jeopardy.
In a highly-anticipated letter that went public Monday, the Democrats called Pelosi “a historic figure.“
But, they added, “Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. We promised to change the status quo, and we intend to deliver on that promise.“
The show-of-force underscores the depth of the challenge facing Pelosi, who has led the caucus for 16 years.
The letter includes 12 incumbents, three incoming freshman and one candidate, Ben McAdams of Utah, whose race has not been called.
Pelosi has defiantly said she will win a speaker vote and has no intention of withdrawing. She faces an internal Democratic vote on Nov. 28 and a floor vote for speaker on Jan. 3 where she needs 218 votes.
There is a schism in the Democrat party as newcomers such as radical Communist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and anti-Israel incoming Congresswoman Ilhan Omar stake their claims.
Pelosi remains defiant, however and vowed to win and has absolutely no intention of withdrawing her bid for Speakership.
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