Last time 63 said they would vote against her….
When the vote came to the floor?
Only 4 stood up to be counted ….
Nancy Pelosi IS gonna be the next Speaker for the Democrats next year…..
Even if the Republicans are making her the poster women for their supporters to worry about…
Pelosi was speaker from 2007 to 2011. If Democrats successfully take back the House and elect her as speaker, she would be the first to win the gavel back in over six decades. (Rayburn was the last, in 1955.)
Despite the opposition, there’s still no clear alternative to Pelosi. Many candidates in the undecided category said they’re waiting to see who, if anyone, comes forward to take her on — and only one could-be-contender has done so publicly so far.
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, who challenged Pelosi for leadership after the 2016 election, indicated this week that he may consider another bid. “I’ve not closed the door on it,” Ryan told MSNBC.
Pelosi has defended her stewardship of the Democratic caucus. “I’m a master legislator,” she said last year, adding that the millions of dollars the GOP has spent “demonizing” her to voters shows that she’s an effective leader.
And while NBC’s research shows there are a sizable number of Democrats opposing Pelosi, the procedure for electing the leader can still provide an opportunity for stances to shift. After the 2016 election, 63 Democrats opposed Pelosi in a closed-door caucus meeting — but only four voted against her on the House floor…..