November 29, 2020

GOP leaders: Pelosi may face uphill battle to retain House leadership

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may not be able to claim that title for much longer, Fox News reported, citing recent statements from Republican House leaders. 

Though Democrats retained control of the House in Tuesday’s election, the margin was much slimmer than Democrat leaders hoped, raising questions about Pelosi’s ability to win re-election as Speaker.

Rep. Tom Emmer, (R-MN), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, commented: “I mean Nancy Pelosi doesn’t even have a majority where she can be elected speaker again, whoever would have guessed that it’d be possible that Nancy Pelosi might not be the speaker?”

Democrats spent millions of dollars attempting to flip more Republican seats but instead managed to lose seats in Florida, Minnesota, and Oklahoma — shrinking their majority.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) noted, “I know the vote on the floor is difficult for Speaker. I know there was a number of people who did not vote for her last time. And as our numbers continue to grow, I think at the end of the day, no matter where we end up, we’ll be able to have a very big say, or even run the floor when it comes to policy.”

Nancy Pelosi faced a difficult path to becoming Speaker in 2018, and her decision to stonewall on coronavirus relief has infuriated even her Democrat colleagues — setting her up for yet another close race for Speaker.

Fox News reported:

The House voice vote for speaker requires a majority.  Each Republican typically yells out the name of their party leader — in this case McCarthy — and Democrats announce their vote for Pelosi. With the numbers on their side, the party in power winning the vote is almost a foregone conclusion.

Pelosi has struck deals and maneuvered to squash internal challenges to her leadership before. She overcame defectors in the past, including those from moderate Democrats who had pledged to vote against her if elected. In 2019, there were 15 Democrats who didn’t support her, but she could afford the losses with a bigger majority.

No viable Democrat challenger has arisen as of yet, but with the focus on the drawn-out presidential election, attention has not yet been focused on the impending battle for House leadership.

 

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64 Responses

  1. The news media is not helping their cause by lying to the public that there is no evidence of voter fraud when there actually is evidence. These media liars need to close up if they can’t find the unbiased truth.

  2. Amen! The country demands a stop to the corruption playing out with the Democratic Party as it is plain to see that they have manipulated the voting process and have planted invalidate votes within the voting process. Something is very wrong when republicans won maintained and added seats in the Senate and House but yet the vote for president has spiraled downward in the democratic stronghold in states giving Biden the lead. The general population vote along party lines but that isn’t being reflected in the numbers in the presidential votes. Do they think the “deplorable chumps” as Hillary and Biden have called we the Republicans can’t see through all their lying and cheating to make the numbers fall their way!! They have to be stopped as we need to call for reform, held accountable and change to terms for all House and Senate seats as that will make them be held to a higher standard. Let’s stop this corruption!!!!

  3. this whole country is in a world of HURT — and it is not going to get better– time to make changes in the House of Representatives –starting with the so-called leader– who is really the worst leader since I have been voting — time to get someone without a hate-filled agenda — my ANSWER IS—-TERM LIMITS NOW–we the citizens need to get going on this — elect two terms only not 30-45 years –usefulness is a value some of them dont have anymore cause they have been there too damn long

  4. I just pray to god Pelosi is out and Trump can fight this voting fraud and regain the presidency or we are screwed as a country. Everyone knows they are crooked so why would you want someone you can’t trust to be the president of the United States. And someone you know wasn’t elected but cheated to get those votes.

  5. Bribe em won’t be president for long anyway even if he were to win legally there plan is to remove him after the fake election who would be president not harris ? sanders ? aaahhh pissloosley would vote itself in with a clean sweep and a new broom

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