Pelosi Nominated For Fourth Term As House Speaker - 2 More Years
House Democrats nominated Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday as the speaker to lead them into the next presidents term, but she’d be guiding a smaller and ideologically divided majority as she tries shepherding his agenda toward enactment.
Pelosi will serve two more years in her post, after which she has previously committed to retiring her gavel by 2022. She has led the party in the House since 2003, as speaker or minority leader, and is the first speaker since 1955 to loser her gavel and regain it, according to the Wall Street Journal.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and No. 3 party leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., Congress’ highest-ranking Black member, were reelected to their positions, like Pelosi without opposition. Clyburn revived Biden’s faltering bid for the Democratic presidential nomination this year by helping him win the South Carolina primary, a turnaround moment in Biden’s campaign.
Democrats, are making the best of the situation.
"I think it's smooth sailing," said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). "We've maintained our majority, but it's slender. But I don't think anybody would be foolish enough to take advantage of the situation."