Coming out of the midterm election there was just one question – would Nancy Pelosi be able to secure the votes to become the next Speaker of the House?
A group of rebel Democrats conspired to whip up the votes to stop Pelosi in an election for Speaker of the House.
They thought her political persona was toxic and they could replace her with a less offensive leftist to push their agenda.
But they ran up against Pelosi’s iron grip on power in the Democrat caucus and their uprising petered out.
The anti-Pelosi group held a private discussion on Tuesday evening, during which some lawmakers raised the possibility of backing Pelosi if she agreed to a transition timeline for new leadership, said the sources.
Pelosi is also close to a deal with the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want to rewrite House rules to make it easier to legislate. A handful of Democratic members who belong to the group have threatened to withhold their support for her unless Pelosi agreed to some rules changes. Pelosi has been negotiating with the group during the last two weeks.
“We’re still working on it. I think we’re getting close,” said incoming House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, who is negotiating with the nine Democrats in the bipartisan group; they say they won’t back Pelosi on the House floor until she agrees to rules that empower the rank-and-file.
Pelosi will enter the next Congress as the unquestioned leader of the Democrat Party.
Now she is presiding over a left-wing-elected conference with the sole purpose of investigating and impeaching Donald Trump.
Her only goal in life is to make Donald Trump’s miserable.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.