Conservatives know that Nancy Pelosi is a gift that keeps giving to the Republican Party so it makes sense that some of them want her to be the next Speaker of the House. If it has to be a Democrat, then she’s the perfect one. If she wins the speakership, she will be constantly in front of cameras and will have ample opportunity to say or do something which will boost Republican chances in 2020.
President Trump has similarly endorsed Pelosi and took to Twitter with full confidence to say he could get Pelosi as many votes as she would need to overcome a potential uprising in her party.
“I can get Nancy Pelosi as many votes as she wants in order for her to be Speaker of the House,” Trump said. “She deserves this victory, she has earned it – but there are those in her party who are trying to take it away.”
“She will win!” he definitively added.
Here’s more from Trump via Fox News’ Chad Pergram:
Pelosi and other party leaders face an unofficial intra-party vote later this month for the speakership and other leadership positions. Her official vote will be held once Congress resumes session and new members are sworn in next year.
The Hill reports Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge could be leading a movement to topple Pelosi.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) on Thursday said that one of the reasons that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) could face challenges to her bid for the Speaker’s gavel is because of “lost seats” over the last eight years.
“She didn’t do this by herself,” Fudge explained, discussing the Democrats taking back control of the House in last week’s midterm elections. “She also was the person who over the last eight years, lost seats. It’s one thing to give people credit for winning if you also make them responsible for losing.”
This is not the first time Trump has trolled Pelosi and the Democrat Party over the idea of her speakership.
Other Democrats, many being new members, are not promising to vote in favor of Pelosi.
Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger’s first vote will be on the next speaker of the house. Despite no one running against her at this point, Spanberger says she will not vote for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi but will vote for someone.
And, another via the Washington Post:
Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, the hard-charging Marine who served four tours of duty in Iraq is leading the challenge to Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her bid for speaker — and is suddenly taking incoming political fire from all quarters.
Prominent liberal activists are openly floating a primary challenge to the two-term Massachusetts congressman, the instigator of the nearly 20 Democratic foes to Pelosi and one who helped recruit several of the incoming freshmen opposing her.
Trump quickly expressed support for Pelosi’s speakership after the results of the 2018 congressional elections reveal Democrats had flipped the House of Representatives.
“In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats,” Trump said in another tweet. “If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!”
In another tweet, Trump discredited mainstream media criticisms that the 2018 midterm elections were a big win for Democrats. Instead, Trump cited the pick up of two additional Republican Senate seats as an “epic victory.”
“People are not being told that the Republican Party is on track to pick up two seats in the U.S. Senate, and epic victory: 53 to 47,” Trump tweeted. “The Fake News Media only wants to speak of the House, where the Midterm results were better than other sitting Presidents.”