House Democrats nominated Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to serve another term as speaker, likely making her the next leader of Congress’s lower chamber.
The California Democrat has been the leader of her caucus for the last two decades.
House Democrat Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said, “Nancy Pelosi is a legendary speaker. One of the best who’s ever done it, ever, in the history of the republic. She certainly has my strong support.”
Jeffries added, “Whatever happens in the future is going to happen. During the Trump era, we’ve just been all trying to get to tomorrow. Now, we’re trying to get to Jan. 20, and it will be a new day in America.”
The news follows as House Democrats have managed to lose a net eight seats during the 2020 congressional elections, resulting in a dwindled majority for Pelosi, assuming she is reelected.
The slimmer majority will make it more difficult