Anti-Pelosi Democrats issue warning: She won't have the votes

Ann Santiago
November 15, 2018

Democrats reclaimed the House from Republicans in last Tuesday's election, but President Donald Trump's party retained control of the Senate.

"Anything less is tantamount to denying the reality of climate change", Justice Democrats communications director Waleed Shahid said in statement Tuesday.

Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated longtime Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley in the party's primary and in the midterm elections became the youngest woman to be elected to Congress at age 29, tweeted more on the matter than what Carlson read on air.

All sides must agree to a federal funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown from beginning on December 7.

If the current leads hold in the nine outstanding House races not yet called by the Associated Press, Democrats will control 232 seats next year, meaning Pelosi can only afford to lose 14 Democratic votes on the floor, assuming every Republican votes against her and no members vote present. "The person who made it possible for us to move to an economic recovery program in this country and start that ball rolling was Nancy Pelosi". "If we're going to talk about it, we're going to talk the talk, we need to walk the walk".

McCarthy thanked Jordan for running, suggesting it was good for members to have options to weigh for new leadership. Marcia Fudge of OH and California's Karen Bass, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

"I'm not going to say anything about that", Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters after the meeting.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) is apparently not impressed with Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-OH) effort to become House Minority Speaker. Scalise had mulled a bid against McCarthy but announced last week that he was pursuing the minority whip spot instead. Accompanied by his wife, McCarthy entered the meeting room, telling reporters, "We've got a plan". Conservatives want fighters; conservative voters want principled leaders who will stand strong to the onslaught of unfair, over-the-top and brutish attacks of the Democrats and their left-leaning support system called the media.

McCarthy has been here before, and he's making the case that he's best suited to lead his party back to power.


Schumer suggested Democrats would use the lame-duck session to fight to protect special counsel. As the demonstrators greeted her with wild applause and cheers, she told them that their protest was "not just about confrontation" but also about "real, meaningful unity".

The job of official party leaders changes dramatically from the majority to the minority. The GOP whip, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, took over from Thune as chair of the Republican conference. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will round out the team, and Cornyn will still have a seat at McConnell's table of counselors.

Nancy Pelosi all but dared potential rivals for the gavel to come forward, a group of restive House Democrats vowed Wednesday to produce enough votes to block her from becoming the House's new speaker.

The Democrats have seized the House.

Overall, 57% say they're mostly happy with the way this year's congressional elections, 34% are mostly disappointed. "It's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration". But if you look at it like the immigration debate we had over the summer, we had an opportunity to solve immigration with a border wall and fixing our system.

Roy criticized leadership for failing to give voters a reason to support the GOP in the election, leading to the Republicans' loss.

At the helm of the House, Democrats are expected to launch numerous investigations of Trump, his business interests and his family, while also challenging his agenda.

McCarthy had been House majority leader, while Jordan is a former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, a break-away conservative faction. It's the first time Republicans will have a woman in leadership since 2010, something GOP leaders wanted to remedy.

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