It’s her’s lying in wait folks….
…..Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) had been pushing a proposal to require at least 218 Democrats to support the party’s speaker nominee inside the caucus, provided Democrats have a majority. That threshold would be impossibly high for Pelosi or anyone else to meet, and would essentially allow a minority of Democrats, in a secret vote, to effectively hold veto power over their party’s choice for speaker.
The Democratic candidate for speaker would still have to get 218 votes in an open roll call on the House floor, but that is considered a much more difficult vote to go against the party.
Perlmutter and Rice had only been able to round up 11 anti-Pelosi Democrats to sign onto their motion. When challenged by a confident Pelosi to call for an immediate vote on their plan, the pair withdrew the motion. A source familiar with their plans said Perlmutter and Rice will call it up after the election….