Former House Speaker Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is Speaker once again in the new 116th Congress. Pelosi has prioritized impeaching President Trump and ratcheting up the Russia collusion investigation but not necessarily in that order. The vote hinted of at least some defections, with a notable block of “Never Pelosi” Democrats voting for other candidates or “present.” Reportedly, Pelosi only clinched the gavel because she promised to term limit herself. If you believe that, we hope to interest you in some real estate in the Everglades.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The first woman to wield the gavel of the House of Representatives is on track to secure it for a second time on Thursday, as a rebellion against her from within her own ranks was crushed from election day until now.
As the onset of the 116th Congress approaches, convening at noon on Thursday, Jan. 3, 78-year-old Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the only declared Democrat candidate for Speaker of the House. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or last-second shenanigans by Democrat rebels against her, Pelosi will win back the Speaker’s gavel on Thursday afternoon–putting her in the driver’s seat on negotiations with President Donald Trump on everything from the ongoing government shutdown to major federal policy decisions on just about every issue.
Pelosi served as Speaker from January 2007 until the beginning of January 2011, for two Congresses when Democrats held the majority at the end of the George W. Bush administration and beginning of the Barack Obama administration, but she has been stuck in the minority since Republicans took control of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections.