Pelosi Lacking Support for Re-election as House Speaker

"Nancy Pelosi" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

During the general election, the House of Representatives came within sniffing distance of losing its Democrat majority. While Republicans didn’t quite manage to regain control of the lower congressional body, they significantly lessened and weakened Democrats’ control.
Republicans retained and won multiple seats, while the precise opposite holds true for Democrats. This new shift is proving problematic for Nancy Pelosi who remains up for re-election as Speaker of the House.

“Nancy Pelosi” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Contrary to popular notions, Pelosi is not as beloved by her party as she’d like Americans to believe. As a matter of fact, Newsmax confirms that many new Democrats who are coming to the House aren’t backing Pelosi for re-election.

Democrats Against Nancy Pelosi

Multiple incoming Democrat representatives have made clear that they’re not backing Pelosi for another term as House Speaker. Interestingly enough, liberal lawmakers with this mindset appear to believe that fresh blood and new leadership would do their party well; this, of course, does not bode well for Pelosi.

Some of the Democrats to go on record in opposition against Pelosi’s re-election as House Speaker include Representative-elects Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, and others. This news comes as GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy stated weeks ago that Pelosi lacks the votes to serve another term as the Speaker of the House.
Democrats going to the House of Representatives are admittedly focusing on other priorities. These priorities entail pushing for reparations, Medicare-for-All, and a “federal jobs guarantee.”

More Pressing Matters at Hand

Aside from Pelosi’s run for another speakership term, Congress has more pressing matters at hand.
Next Wednesday, congressional leaders will gather to certify the Electoral College’s votes for the 2020 presidential election. While Democrats are more than eager to complete this certification process, multiple Republicans have vowed to resist the certification.
GOP members who made this promise furthermore maintain that certifying a fraudulent election is wrong and a disservice to the nation and its voters. The disconnect between Democrats and Republicans on this issue indicates that Congress will have its work cut out.
Pelosi’s work to remain the House Speaker is therefore likely to take a back seat to disputes regarding the presidential race.
Why do you believe Democrats aren’t firmly behind Nancy Pelosi serving another term as Speaker of the House? Do you think fresh blood and new leadership would benefit the Democrat Party? Let us know in the comments section below.