Another ‘Never Nancy’ Democrat who signed the anti-Pelosi petition signaled he may -in fact- vote for the liberal leader as Speaker of the House; another sign the California Congresswoman will likely be ushered into power within days.
Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts back-tracked in a recent interview when asked on how he intends to vote when the leadership role is called-into question by the end of the week.
“Why aren’t you going to vote for Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker?” asked the host.
“If it becomes as a choice between a Republican and Nancy Pelosi, I’ll obviously support Nancy Pelosi,” Lynch replied.
“But I do think we risk losing the majority in the House — we risk having [President Donald] Trump elected for another four years — if the Democrats don’t offer a new direction in the Democratic Party,” Lynch warned.
Progressive lawmakers will hold a private meeting towards the end of the week to officially nominate a legislator to lead the House when Democrats retake control of Congress in January.
h/t Daily Caller
NEVER NANCY? Liberal Democrats Move to BLOCK Pelosi as Speaker of the House
A group of left-leaning Democratic Representatives moved this week to block Nancy Pelosi from becoming the Speaker of the House; revealing the existence of a mysterious “letter” signed by at least 17 legislators who pledged to vote against the party leader.
“Fox News has confirmed at least 17 House Democrats, including incumbents and incoming members, have signed on to a document saying they will not support Pelosi on the House floor for speaker. A Democrat familiar with the effort says they are trying to add more names before the letter is publicly released,” writes Fox.
If the numbers hold and vote against Pelosi on the House floor, she would fail to secure enough support to regain the gavel when Democrats retake control in January.
“After we, as Democrats, make our selection, our new members should not be pressured into voting against our party’s nominee on the House floor in January — when the choice will be between the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate,” said leading Rep. Elijah Cummings. “That will only play into the hands of House Republicans and President Trump.”
Read the full story at Fox News.
ONE STEP CLOSER: Another ‘Never Nancy’ Democrat CAVES, Endorses Pelosi
A prominent ‘Never Nancy’ Democrat who recently signed a letter calling for new leadership within the party reversed course this week; officially supporting Rep. Pelosi as the future Speaker of the House.
According to the Buffalo News, “Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo reversed course Wednesday and said he will support Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to be the speaker of the House, delivering a devastating blow to a weakening rebellion in the ranks that aims to oust her from the top job in the incoming House of Representatives.”
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY), who signed the anti-Pelosi letter, flips and says he’ll support her for Speaker.https://t.co/Ee1MC7x6fe
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 21, 2018
“I have an agreement in principle with the Democratic leader that those are going to be two priorities, and that I will be the lead person on the Medicare buy-in,” Higgins said.
Higgins reversal paves the way for Pelosi to become the likely leader of the Democrats when they retake control of Congress in January.