Nancy Pelosi sends letter to Democratic colleagues urging unity

All NewsPoliticsRepublicans hope Democrats can disable Nancy Pelosi By Shanka Cheryl

"If it becomes as a choice between a Republican and Nancy Pelosi, I'll obviously support Nancy Pelosi", Lynch told a local TV station.

House Democrats caucus on Wednesday to select their new leaders and Pelosi will win that vote, where she only needs a majority of just the Democrats.

Pelosi praised her colleagues' views and participation as the party works to implement changes in the next Congress. Democrats will be back in the majority in the House after picking up more than three dozen seats from Republicans in the November 6 midterm election.

His brief against Pelosi: "There is a widespread feeling that Congress will be more effective if we devolved more authority to the committees - to the committee chairs and staff and members of the committees - and that the Democratic Party as well as Congress will be more effective without having single, all-powerful, central authority, which is the way Congress has been run by the Republicans and the Democrats in recent years".

Pelosi stated that this is nothing new, claiming she is one of the most targeted politicians because of her position. If just 17 Democrats vote against Pelosi on the floor, she would not have the votes - at least from her party - to secure the leadership post. "People have to see we're working there for them".

Last week, Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., said he changed his mind regarding his opposition to Pelosi after she promised to tackle a major infrastructure bill in the upcoming session of Congress and work with him on lowering the age of the Medicare buy-in.

The group met with Pelosi last week after sending her a letter about calls to change House rules that would allow all members to push bills in the House, which now is only done by the leadership, according to CNN.

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Davids and other incoming freshmen will be crucial to Pelosi's bid to retake the gavel, which she gave up in 2011 after a wave of Republican wins in the 2010 midterms gave the GOP control of the House. Last week, she struck a bargain with Rep. Marcia L. Fudge of OH, who had weighed a run for speaker but endorsed Pelosi after she was promised she would be the chairwoman of an election protection subcommittee.

Higgins, the New York Democrat, said in an interview on Friday that he was in contact with "two to three" other members of the rebel group who vowed publicly to vote against Pelosi but who were considering trying to cut a deal with her now.

Moulton, a Marine veteran, said earlier he hopes it will be "a chaotic debate" for new leadership because "that would be healthy for the party". She also said Democrats must use technology to be responsive to the party's grassroots supporters. We have a president who disdains and seeks to undermine the most sacred norms of our democracy. "The only way Republicans factor into this equation is if Leader Pelosi convinces a few of them to vote for her".

Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids says she plans to cast one of her first votes for Nancy Pelosi as House speaker.

The battle pits the party's largely liberal and diverse membership backing Pelosi, D-Calif., against a small group of mostly moderate male lawmakers. Democrats have won nothing more than a fragile foothold in one House of Congress, from which we must try to apply checks and balances, and to deliver for voters who are losing hope that Congress can deliver anything.

Pelosi is expected to meet with that group Tuesday.

Trump has tweeted his respect for Pelosi and offered to round up GOP votes to help elect her speaker. For example, she has told me that she will support taking action next year to address the SALT deduction issue, and to ensure that the federal government keeps its promise to help fund the Gateway Tunnel project.

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