As the US House election results were coming in, the knives within the Democrat House Caucus were coming out – for her. Expected to steal more seats from the Republicans and head closer to a supermajority, under Nancy Pelosi’s tutelage, they lost seats – perhaps as many as 13 when all is said and done. Much grumbling ensued about replacing the octogenarians now at the head of the Party and letting the “Young Bulls” from younger generations take the Power.
Yeah, so much for that (reformatted, emphasis mine):
House Democrats nominated Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to another term as House Speaker on Wednesday, with no other representative competing for the post, and she must now prevail in a floor vote in January to officially retain the gavel. Pelosi has served as House Speaker from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to the present. Democrats also nominated House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina to additional terms.
The nomination comes after Democrats lost a string of House seats, which has considerably thinned the party’s majority. Republicans stand to gain as many as 13 seats once election results are finalized, after Democrats had expected to expand their majority even further. The Speaker needs to win 218 votes from her dwindling caucus to be reelected in January.
She has that 218 – BARELY. And remember, I’ve already brought up the “Doug Scamman” scenario before.
And this guy was rumored to be running-in-place in replacing her – now he just sounds like AOC who wasn’t voting for Pelosi until she did back in 2018:
“Nancy Pelosi is a legendary speaker. One of the best who’s ever done it, ever, in the history of the republic. She certainly has my strong support,” House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) told reporters on Wednesday.
She’s still playing hardball about the next WuFlu stimulus bill with flooding all kinds of entities that have nothing to do with WuFlu with that cash as well as ramming through all kinds of new voting laws down upon the State to throw future races their way.
I’m still hoping that the Rs pull at least one of the two GA Senatorial races out of their hat to stop all this nonsense.
(H/T: National Review)