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Will Nancy Pelosi be the next Speaker of the House?

November 14, 2018

  Now that the Democrats have won the House the first order of business will be electing a new Speaker. This should be an easy process but there is a little bit of upheaval in the Democratic Party with regards to who should be the Speaker of the House.

 Some of the new guard want to see new, younger leadership (which seems a little ageist to me) while the Democrats who have been in the Congress for years want to see the gavel handed back over to Nancy Pelosi.

  It appears as if, according to this story, although there are no declared Democratic opponents at this time that it is possible Nancy Pelosi will not reach the 218 vote majority needed for her to reclaim the Speakership and even some of the old guard are coming out against her now.

  Here is more:

While Democrats retook the House majority in the 2018 midterms, a new Democrat majority that will be seated in January 2019, Pelosi’s bid for another term as Speaker is anything but certain. While she remains the favorite, and has no intra-Democrat Party challenger, Pelosi’s struggle to get to 218 votes–the majority necessary to win the Speakership on the floor of the House of Representatives–could not be clearer.

On Monday, two senior Democrats–Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR)–made clear in comments to Politico that they would not be supporting Pelosi. Now, late Tuesday in comments to CNN, two more Democrats–Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Filemon Vela (D-TX)–joined the public opposition to Pelosi’s speakership candidacy with warnings that she will not have the votes necessary to retake the gavel.

“I am 100% confident we can forge new leadership,” Vela said, with Moulton adding that he believes anti-Pelosi Democrats’ chances are also at “100%.”

“We are trying to do the right thing for the party by solving this ahead of time,” Moulton said.

Here is what the anti-Pelosi strategy appears to be:

 If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for a person, then the business of Congress is held up until such time as a Speaker can be elected on future ballots. This is precisely the strategy that anti-Pelosi Democrat are employing: While they do not have a challenger ready, and do not intend to, what they aim to do is tank Pelosi’s chances on the first ballot with the presumption that alternative candidates with fresher visions for leadership would emerge on future ballots.

“The Pelosi opponents don’t have anyone ready to challenge her, but are trying to garner enough signatures of lawmakers promising to vote against her on the floor to show that she cannot be elected,” Politico’s Bade wrote on Wednesday.

  For two years now the Democrats have had no policy and no plan other than to resist Donald Trump. That is what they have put all their thought into, so they really have not thought about what they would do if they got power back and now with internal business being the first order of the day they are conflicted on how to proceed.

  I think at the end of the day it is safe to assume the Democrats will rally around Nancy Pelosi but it could be fun to watch for awhile. And after all, Donald Trump did endorse Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have vowed to oppose every stance he takes so naturally they should feel obligated to oppose her now…

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2018 10:51 pm

    Nancy never forgets….wait till she tells them that they will be placed on back burner committees that operate in name only. They are playing with fire. Recall what Boehner did.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 15, 2018 6:25 am

      That is exactly what I expect to happen, she will seek retribution just as Boehner did and in the end they will fall in line.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. November 15, 2018 1:43 pm

    Until she’s “GITMO-ized”
    You might find this interesting:

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 15, 2018 10:17 pm

      What’s going on in Florida is outrageous and the fact that we are not hearing much from Republicans is disheartening and now we are hearing that Democrats were using altered ballots after the election was over.

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 17, 2018 1:17 pm

        Yes, blatant isn’t it!
        Those ‘posing as American representatives’ you’re referring to, the ‘many’ really Deep State House who work for the Cabal. Be great to have them “weeded out!”
        There’s ALOT of evidence to be used to GITMO the usurpers & corrupt.
        What happens in a ‘high maintenance world’ where the ungodly rule and reign when the godly do nothing to stop them.
        Last time the ‘flood’ was the ‘reset’. If people don’t do what needs to be done to correct things … then what?

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 17, 2018 6:29 pm

        I think we are going to find out because I don’t see people correcting this!



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