No sooner than the Democrats has won the House that Nancy Pelosi started talking about taking over the House Of Representatives Speaker position.
It almost seems like Pelosi is a shoo-in for the position. Heck, even Trump said he’d help the California congresswoman get the votes she needed.
However, Pelosi might not face an easy task of becoming speaker.
And that’s because inside of her own party there’s a secret rebellion full of numerous congressional reps who are fighting tooth and nail to make sure she isn’t elected.
A Faction Of Democrats Wants Pelosi Out
A faction inside of the Democrat party is working hard to keep Pelosi from becoming the speaker.
There are 16 members of the house, including two who have not officially been elected yet because their races remain too close to call, who are against Pelosi.
In a letter spearheaded by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), the dissenting Democrats detailed why they believe voters sent them to Washington to upend the status quo.
“Democrats ran and won on a message of change. Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. We promised to change the status quo and we intend to deliver on that promise.”
These Democrats are adamant in their insistence that Pelosi would do more harm than good if she were elected speaker.
And while it’s obvious they don’t want her to win… they face one problem.
There is no among them who can challenge her
Pelosi Will Probably Win
The truth is Pelosi will probably win.
Even if a part of her party is trying to arrange her defeat.
In an ideal scenario, the one way Pelosi would be prevented from winning is if no Republican voted for her and she lost the votes of at least 16 Democrats.
That doesn’t seem like a likely scenario.
As mentioned above, Trump has said Pelosi deserves to be speaker and promised to do his best to make sure she got the number of votes she needed in order to win (it should be noted GOP votes would most likely be case for her because they believe Pelosi would ultimately maign the Democrats and help boost GOP success inside the house).
That should be encouraging for conservatives.
And so should the fact that this dissension exists in the first place. It marks a schism in the party and shows how unstable they really are. Blue wave or not, this kind of infighting doesn’t bode well for the future of the party.