Don’t Be Fooled, Biden Still Doesn’t Care About the Border
Day 1 of CPAC Was Amazing
High Altitude Balloon With Unknown 'Origin and Purpose' Spotted Over Colorado
Netanyahu's Plan for the 'Day After Hamas'
Another Automaker Hits the Brakes on Electric Vehicles
Biden's Not Just Using His Cheat Sheets at Press Conferences
NYT Has Bad News for Biden's Economic Claims
There Are More Illegal Migrants in the U.S. Than the Population of 36...
Jury Finds Former NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre Guilty In Civil Corruption Trial
Woke Google AI Erases U.S. History
Newsom Blames Republicans After Border Patrol Releases Hundreds of Illegal Aliens In San...
Nikki Haley Says America Will Have a ‘Female President’ in 2024, Either Her...
Here’s Why a Transgender Activist Was Arrested at a March for Life Event
Why the Democrats and Media Continue to Ignore Tony Bobulinski and His Evidence...
There’s More Illegal Immigrants From China Than Mexico at This Part of the...
Tipsheet

Pelosi Re-elected Speaker of the House...Which Dems Voted Against Her?

It's déjà vu as Nancy Pelosi was re-elected Speaker of the House Thursday. The magic number for Pelosi was 218, and she managed to garner 220 votes. She first held the speakership reins from 2007 until 2011. During that time she oversaw some momentous pieces of legislation, most notably President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Remember her infamous mantra that Congress had to "pass it to find out what's in it?"

Advertisement

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) rose to formally nominate Pelosi for speaker, noting that she's "just getting started."

Her win today was not unanimous, but it was more convincing than political analysts thought it would be when the race was first shaping up this fall. In November a group of 16 Democrats released a "Never Pelosi" letter pledging to vote against her come election time. Other progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez openly criticized Pelosi's lackluster leadership on certain liberal issues. Yet, the opposition gradually burned out. Over the past several weeks some of those signatories changed their mind, either because Pelosi promised them that their issues would make her priority list, or they realized that the party needs to seem united. 

Ocasio-Cortez stood up and voted for the woman she had protested just weeks earlier.

Advertisement

Even Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who challenged Pelosi for the speakership in 2016 and spoke out strongly against her liberal elitism, fell in line this time and endorsed the California representative. Other Democrats who didn't sign the pledge yet said they wanted new leadership while on the campaign trail, like Rep. Andy Kim (NJ), also backtracked when it came time to actually vote.

A few select Democrats did stay true to their word and voted for someone else. See below.

Pelosi may appease some of the above rebels by agreeing to limit her speakership to four years.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement