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A potential challenger to Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House has emerged

November 15, 2018

  As I wrote about yesterday there is a group of Democrats who are opposed to returning Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House, preferring new leadership to the old guard. The plan was to get enough Democrats to oppose Nancy Pelosi so that she would not get a majority of votes and then as more votes were taken an eventual opponent would emerge.

  That is certainly a long-shot bid and does not seem to be a very reliable or efficient plan but now it looks as if a potential candidate is emerging after all. Here is more:

A potential challenger to Nancy Pelosi emerged on Wednesday as her critics worked behind the scenes to try to deny her the votes to be speaker.

Former Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that she is considering a bid for the gavel. Fudge, who has signed a letter vowing to oppose Pelosi on the House floor, does not believe the California Democrat can clinch the 218 votes needed to return to her old position.

“People are asking me to do it, and I am thinking about it,” Fudge said. “I need to give it some thought and see if I have an interest. I am at the very beginning of this process. It is just in discussion at this point.”

Fudge’s announcement comes as a tug of war within the House Democratic Caucus over the next speaker of the House kicked into high gear Wednesday. Pelosi leaned on incoming Democrats who’ve signaled a desire for new leadership — and her critics implored them to hold firm.

  This is very interesting because Nancy Pelosi has already played the gender card saying it would look “ridiculous” to oust a woman from leadership after the Democrats rode a “pink wave” back into power and now a woman might just be opposing her so I guess you can throw that gender card right out the window.

  Of course this is still a long shot bid and in the end I expect Nancy Pelosi to be the Speaker of the House but the opposition seems to be growing and maybe for once the Democrats will eat their own–or at least they will bruise each other a little bit and that will be fun to watch while it lasts.

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  1. Lauri permalink
    November 15, 2018 10:01 pm

    Her name is Fudge;)

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