It is far from certain or a done deal that Nancy Pelosi will be the next Speaker of the House. 17 Democrats so far have come forward declaring they will not support Pelosi in the role. In fact, at least one Democrat told Fox News that this was going to get ugly. That is a certainty.
This is why Pelosi is groveling before the Rev. Al Sharpton. She wants the support of the Congressional Black Caucus among others. She may be a fund-raising juggernaut, but the 78-year-old Democrat appears frail and slurs her speech regularly. Many Democrats believe it is time to hand the reins over to younger leadership. Fox News has more on this brewing, bitter fight within the Democratic Party:
The revolt inside the Democratic Party against Nancy Pelosi’s return to the House speakership is gaining momentum with a growing number of Democrats signing a letter pledging not to support the California Democrat for speaker.
“It’s going to get ugly,” a senior House Democrat told Fox News.
Fox News has confirmed at least 17 House Democrats, including incumbents and incoming members, have signed on to a document saying they will not support Pelosi on the House floor for speaker. A Democrat familiar with the effort says they are trying to add more names before the letter is publicly released.
If all those Democrats vote against Pelosi on the floor, Pelosi would not have the votes for speaker. To get the gavel, Pelosi will first need to pick up a majority of the Democratic Caucus in internal leadership elections, then go on to win an absolute majority of the House.
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