Political Pigs Are Flying: Trump Endorsed Democratic Pelosi

Did you think Nancy Pelosi would regain her position as the next speaker of the house?

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President Trump, a Republican, tweeted on Nov. 17 about his support for Nancy Pelosi, a long-standing Democrat in the House of Representatives –  days later Pelosi won support from a majority of Democrats to be House speaker. Who is Nancy Pelosi and what has she done to earn this admiration from Trump?

From 2007 to 2011, Nancy Pelosi served as 52nd House speaker – the only woman to do so. She also made history as the first woman, first Italian-American and first Californian to lead a party in a chamber of Congress. Now she’s back and on Nov. 28, she was officially nominated for House speaker in 2019. According to the New York Post, she still needs a full House vote in January, but she currently has no challengers. If she wins, the Democrats will have control of the chamber for the first time in eight years.

Even with all her experience, she received backlash from her own party on her bid for Speaker of the House. Sixteen Democrats signed a letter opposing her. However, the letter received more backlash than it inflicted. Constituents and liberal groups in support of Pelosi pushed back even harder.

“If right-wing Democrats end up helping Republicans by voting against Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, they can expect to face serious backlash from the same energized and mobilize base of progressive voters that just brought Democrats a majority in the House, which certainly could extend to primaries,” MoveOn Spokesperson Karthik Ganapathy told Fox.

Perhaps in response to this subtle threat, some of the letter-signing lawmakers are retracting their signatures. One example is Buffalo Representative Brian Higgins. Higgins originally didn’t like Pelosi because he thought she made it tough for right-leaning moderate Democrats. However, he altered his stance after Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge showed support of Pelosi. Fudge was previously contemplating the idea of running for Speaker, and after it was clear she would not run, Higgins gave his vote to Pelosi.

“There’s no alternative right now and there’s not going to be one,” Higgins stated.

Pelosi has since been nominated, so it’s clear that she has the majority of her party’s support. But no one anticipated support from one particular individual: President Donald Trump. In a tweet on Nov. 17, he stated, “I can get Nancy Pelosi as many votes as she wants in order for her to be Speaker of the House. She deserves this victory, she has earned it – but there are those in her party who are trying to take it away. She will win!”

Do you think that President Trump’s support influenced the votes? Could this possibly mean peace between Democrats and Republicans? Nevertheless, for some, it is refreshing to see positive support from one party to another. Read more about this story on the New York Post here.

Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Did you think Nancy Pelosi would regain her position as the next speaker of the house?

71% She’ll win
29% Nope, party politics
67% She’ll win
33% Nope, party politics
79% She’ll win
21% Nope, party politics

She’ll win

Nope, party politics

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