17 Democrats handed Nancy Pelosi a letter that could end her career
Democrats are trying to count votes for the next Speaker.
Nancy Pelosi has predicted she will win.
But 17 Democrats handed her a letter that crushed her hopes and dreams.
Many House Democrats campaigned saying they would not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.
Now at least 17 have signed a letter saying they will not vote for Pelosi for Speaker.
Fox News reports:
The revolt inside the Democratic Party against Nancy Pelosi’s return to the House speakership is gaining momentum with a growing number of Democrats signing a letter pledging not to support the California Democrat for speaker.
“It’s going to get ugly,” a senior House Democrat told Fox News.
Fox News has confirmed at least 17 House Democrats, including incumbents and incoming members, have signed on to a document saying they will not support Pelosi on the House floor for speaker. A Democrat familiar with the effort says they are trying to add more names before the letter is publicly released.
If all those Democrats vote against Pelosi on the floor, Pelosi would not have the votes for speaker. To get the gavel, Pelosi will first need to pick up a majority of the Democratic Caucus in internal leadership elections, then go on to win an absolute majority of the House.
Pelosi can’t afford to lose any more votes.
But so far, no other Democrat has stepped forward with a legitimate shot at grabbing the Speaker’s gavel.
Pundits have reported on an internal “civil war” within the Democrat Party.
The new generation of Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are socialists in the mold of Bernie Sanders.
But Nancy Pelosi has an unmatched political fundraising machine.
That – along with no other viable alternatives – could be enough to propel her back to the Speaker’s chair.