Nancy Pelosi

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - NEWS -

Af­ter Democrats won con­trol of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Cal­i­for­nia Rep. Nancy Pelosi is pre­par­ing her­self for an­other go at the speak­er­ship she held from 2007 to 2011. But while the Democrats hold 226 seats to the Repub­li­cans’ 200 (with nine races still dis­puted), Pelosi has lit­tle room for er­ror be­cause younger Democrats are grum­bling against her. Pelosi is the first woman to be­come Speaker but is seen as a con­tentious politi­cian by other fe­male Democrats who will be com­ing into of­fice when the 116th US Congress con­venes in Jan­uary. Sev­eral younger Democrats are un­happy with Pelosi’s lead­er­ship of the House mi­nor­ity the past seven years and have de­clared ob­jec­tions to elect­ing her Speaker. But she is still ex­pected to win first-round vot­ing later this month. Iron­i­cally, Pres­i­dent Donald Trump— known for his ma­cho pos­tur­ings—wants Pelosi to be­come Speaker and promised to muster Repub­li­can sup­port for this.

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