Its official, it appears pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi will once again be the Speaker of the House.
House Democrats selected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by a 203-32 vote margin as the nominee for speaker of the House on Wednesday in a closed-door meeting with the caucus. The fficial vote will take place next year but Pelosi will be the nominee for Democrats, who control the House, virtually guaranteeing she will be Speaker.
As the Daily Caller reports:
A cohort of House Democrats began circulating a letter in mid-November in an effort to block the California congresswoman from winning the position — the letter was eventually signed by 16 Democratic representatives, citing the need for a new direction within the Democratic Party. In order to obtain the speakership, Pelosi could only afford to lose 15 votes. However, the dissenters were not able to find an adequate challenger, and various signatories of the letter began reversing their opposition and backed Pelosi.
Pelosi served as the speaker from 2007 until 2011 — the only woman to ever hold that position.
Pelosi is so controversial that even a majority of Democrats don’t want the former Speaker re-installed into her former position once Democrats officially take over the House of Representatives in January. A new Gallup poll shows that by 56 percent to 39 percent, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said Pelosi (D-Calif.) should be replaced as their leader in the House.
However, only 27 percent of all voters, regardless of party affiliation, believe Pelosi should be made speaker while 43 percent believe someone else should lead the party.
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The question was posed to Democrats in Gallup’s Oct. 15-28 poll, conducted before the party won back control of the House in the midterm elections.
A recent profile of Pelosi about the midterm election revealed an interesting strategy that helped Democrats win back the House: Don’t talk about abortion. Democrats decided that abortion and the largest provider of it, Planned Parenthood, were failed talking points after President Donald Trump and pro-life Republicans won unexpected victories in 2016, according to the report.
Pelosi earlier this year strongly opposed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying he would overturned Roe if confirmed.
“A vote for Judge Kavanaugh is a vote to destroy Roe v. Wade,” Pelosi said during a press conference with abortion groups and the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus. “It’s a vote to roll back a generation of progress for women and their families. But we don’t agonize, we organize because we know that a Democratic Congress can stop much of the Supreme Court’s awful assaults.”
“We have to work to say that we shouldn’t be appointing someone to the court that does not support stare decisis – previous decisions of the court,” she said.
Richards, who left the abortion giant Plnned Parenthood in May, wrote a glowing profile for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018 list praising her as a woman who “has done more than anyone else in office to advance women’s equity and opportunity, and to build a stronger future for generations to come.”