‘Never Nancy’ Democrats are increasingly under pressure from their future constituents to vote against Rep. Pelosi for Speaker of the House; despite striking a potential deal with the House Minority Leader just weeks ago.
“Numerous other Democrats do not appear to be holding to their campaign vows on Pelosi. And with their first test of a campaign promise looming in the new Congress, Republicans are eager to pounce on any Democratic flip-floppers, particularly freshmen members, who face an awkward decision in the Jan. 3 speaker vote—break a vow to constituents or alienate party leadership,” writes Fox News.
The agreement reached between Leader Pelosi and my colleagues to adopt term limits for leadership positions will push our Party to lift up new and diverse voices. With this commitment, I will support and vote for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House. pic.twitter.com/h3DP1GTzCc
— Gil Cisneros (@GilCisnerosCA) December 13, 2018
“For many of these Democrats, their first act as a member of Congress will be to break a promise to their constituents,” said one GOP strategist. “We’ll be happy to remind their constituents of that every chance we get.”
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CLOSER AND CLOSER: Another ‘Never Nancy’ Democrat FLIPS for Pelosi
A recently elected Democratic congresswoman now backs Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House; reversing course from her campaign pledge to vote for new leadership should her party retake control.
Rep.-Elect Jahana Hayes threw her support behind Pelosi while speaking with MSNBC this week; saying “No one has asked me for a vote other than Nancy Pelosi.
“I came into Washington with an open mind. I said I want to hear all the information, and I want to cast a vote that’s best for the people in my state. No one has asked me for a vote other than Nancy Pelosi. You know, last week we were here for orientation and we caucused and I was of the mind, put up or shut up,” Hayes said. “Nobody came to me, and at this point I think it’s unreasonable for anyone to expect a vote when they haven’t even asked. So I’m prepared to support Nancy Pelosi in caucus tomorrow when votes are cast.”
IT’S A DEAL: Pelosi Reaches a Final Deal with ‘Never Nancy’ Democrats, Resistance CAVES
House Minority Leader and likely Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reached a deal with rebellious Democrats Wednesday; clearing the path for the California Congresswoman to regain the gavel when her party takes control in January.
According to Politico, Pelosi agreed to limit her tenure as Speaker to a maximum of four years; easing concerns from progressive lawmakers she would refuse to leave once assuming control.
“The proposal also limits the time her two deputies, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), can stay in their posts, although those changes will likely have to be ratified by the full caucus,” writes Politico.
“Over the summer, I made it clear that I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders, a recognition of my continuing responsibility to mentor and advance new Members into positions of power and responsibility in the House Democratic Caucus,” said Pelosi following the meeting.
Read the full report at Politico.