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Democrats sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as House speaker

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Jeannette Daniel | 19 November, 2018, 23:24

That poses a threat to Nancy Pelosi's effort to become speaker.

Pelosi allies were quick to jump on the letter Monday as proof that Pelosi will overcome the challenges. It also includes Ben McAdams, who not only hasn't won, but is trailing.

Circulated by Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY, the letter praises Pelosi for her leadership, calling her a "historic figure whose leadership has been instrumental to some of our party's most important legislative achievements". It only explicitly references Pelosi and makes no mention of her top deputies, Reps. Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn. In a typically trollish move, President Donald Trump tweeted that he could get Pelosi the votes she needs from Republicans.

Though the mavericks' numbers represent a handful of the 232 House Democrats elected - with a handful of races still undecided - they could still garner enough opposition to thwart her. But that ultimate number is dependent on the ultimate size of the majority; if it increases to 233, she can lose 15 votes.

Her signature was also conspicuously absent in the above letter. Eleven incumbent Democrats signed: Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Rep. Bill Foster of Illinois, Rep. Brian Higgins of New York, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Rep. Kathleen Rice of New York, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, Rep. Linda Sanchez of California, Rep. Kurt Schrader of OR and Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas.

Sixteen Democrats signed the letter, including 11 current House members. And it doesn't include five other Democrats who've pledged to vote against Pelosi on the floor but decided not to sign the letter: Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Reps. -elect Jason Crow (D-CO), Jared Golden (D-ME), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA).

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"She really did prove her worth there", Tarlov said. The majority of likely committee heads, including the ones that would wield the most power in the new Democratic congress, like Rep. Jerrold Nadler on Judiciary, Rep. Cummings on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Adam Schiff on Intelligence, are squarely supporting Pelosi.

12 House Democrats and 4 incoming freshmen have signed onto a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote, as well as on the House floor in January.

The letter is signed mostly by white men, with the exception of Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.).

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing opposition from a group of House Democrats who argue that after the midterm elections voters want a new generation of leadership in the House. None of the signatories have an interest in challenging her themselves, although some have floated the idea of Rep. Marcia Fudge.

Pelosi picked up backing from Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader, while a who's-who of Democrats - including former Vice-President Al Gore and former Secretary of State John Kerry - advocated on her behalf. Fudge and Pelsoi met on Friday, a meeting that was orchestrated by Cummings. Fudge's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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