There was NEVER any doubt that she would get her old chair and gavel back…
The vote was 219 -192…..
San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker Thursday and will lead Democrats as they take over the House amid a partial government shutdown.
Already the first female House speaker in history, Pelosi now becomes the first woman to hold the job twice and the first person in nearly six decades to regain the post. Only five others have been picked as speaker more than once.
“Our nation is at an historic moment. Two months ago, the American people spoke, and demanded a new dawn,” Pelosi planned to say after accepting the gavel, according to her prepared remarks. She was referring to the midterm election that brought a divided government for the remainder of President Trump’s term.
“I am particularly proud to be the woman speaker of the House of this Congress, which marks 100 years of women winning the right to vote, as we serve with more than 100 women in the House of Representatives – the highest number in history.”
Though Pelosi faced some initial resistance to her resuming the top spot, she effectively sidelined or won over opposition. The vote was 219-192, with most Republicans voting for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield).
For Pelosi, this stint will be markedly different from her first as speaker during the Obama administration. Now there is a divided government, a Republican president and an emboldened progressive wing of her own party who promised voters a new way of operating in Washington.
Pelosi will preside over the most diverse Congress ever assembled, with historic numbers of women, minorities and LGBT members being sworn in Thursday…..
15 Democrats voted against her….
Final anti-Pelosi Dem list: Brindisi (Biden) Cooper (present) Crow (Duckworth) Cunningham (Bustos) Golden (Bustos) Kind (Lewis) Lamb (Kennedy) McAdams (Murphy) Rice (Abrams) Rose (Duckworth) Schrader (Fudge) Sherrill (Bustos) Slotkin (present) Spanberger (Bustos) Van Drew (“no”)