US House Democrats nominate Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker

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Nancy Pelosi, a mainstay of American politics for nearly two decades, was nominated by her fellow Democrats on Wednesday (Nov 28) to again be the Speaker of the US House of Representatives as she manoeuvred to squelch a small group demanding younger leadership. 인터넷카지노

As Democrats prepare to retake control of the House, Ms Pelosi, 78, won the secret ballot contest in which she had no opponent.

Over the next few weeks, she will try to win over enough naysayers within her own party to nail down a victory in early January when the full House convenes to elect a new speaker. On Wednesday, she made progress when some of the potential renegades announced their support for her.

If Ms Pelosi does come up short, Democrats likely will scurry before the January House vote to find an acceptable replacement and avoid a messy floor fight at the start of the year.

Republicans, who next year will be in the minority for the first time since 2010, are expected to vote against any Democratic nominee for speaker. 인터넷바카라

Democrats are fresh off their Nov 6 election victories giving them majority control of the House next year and Ms Pelosi, who is currently House Democratic leader, wants to lead the party's challenge to President Donald Trump's political and legislative agendas in 2019-2020.

Ms Pelosi, a House veteran from California, is attempting the rare feat of securing the speaker's gavel for a non-consecutive term, having become the first female speaker in US history in 2007.

Her run as speaker ended in 2011, however, when Republicans held a majority in the House.

The House speaker sets the chamber's legislative agenda and is second, behind the vice-president, in the line of succession to the president.

A leading critic of Ms Pelosi, Representative Tim Ryan, left a morning session refusing to comment on whether he thought his group of dissenters can stop her from becoming speaker. 카지노사이트

Representative Gerry Connolly said the opponents lacked a game plan for vanquishing Ms Pelosi. "Meanwhile, we have a very skilled, tested experienced leader who doesn't need on-the-job training," Mr Connolly said referring to Ms Pelosi.

Ms Pelosi's detractors have argued that they could control just enough votes to topple her during the vote by the full House.

When the new Congress convenes in January, Democrats will hold at least 233 of the House's 435 seats. Assuming that all Republicans vote against Ms Pelosi for speaker, just 17 or 18 Democratic opponents could be enough to block her from becoming speaker.

In that case, the renegades argue, Democrats would be forced to find another candidate.

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