Nancy Pelosi better enjoy her holidays as speaker of the House, because the California Democrat may not have that title for long.
According to Breitbart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently pointed out that there’s a chance Pelosi doesn’t have the votes to retain the speaker’s gavel, telling Fox News:
We’ll have leadership races next week, and you’ll hear that she’ll win the leadership race. But that does not make her speaker. You have to have 218 votes on the floor.
Last Congress, 15 Democrats voted against her. Ten of those Democrats are coming back to Congress. If 10 Democrats vote against her, she will not be speaker. We will end up somewhere about 210 or further for the number of Republicans. So you know what could happen? She could lose as speaker.
I can only imagine the look on her face if she is forced to … concede power.
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