Nancy Pelosi Reelected Speaker
of the House in Narrow Vote.
Nancy Pelosi has won her fourth - and likely final - term
leading the House of Representatives as Speaker. .
She received 216 votes, narrowly beating
out House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy
who received 209 votes. .
Pelosi’s margin for error was slim, as
Democrat’s currently have their smallest majority
in decades due to seats lost in the recent election. .
Only five lawmakers broke rank,
voting for another candidate or
defiantly voting present. .
One of the defectors, Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin, said it was “not
personal,” but that she felt the House needed “a different crop.” .
It’s not personal. It’s not malicious. It just
represents a feeling in my district that we
need more Midwestern leaders and we
need a different crop that represents a
broader swath of the country, Elissa Slotkin, via CNN.
Pelosi delivered a speech after winning the
speakership, saying the House’s most “urgent priority”
was to defeat COVID-19. .
Now is certainly a time for our nation to
heal. Our most urgent priority will continue to be
defeating the coronavirus. And defeat it, we will, Nancy Pelosi, via CNN.
She also said that the pandemic had
“pulled back the curtain” on disparities in the
nation and that they must “pursue justice.” .
We must pursue justice: economic justice, justice in health, racial justice, environmental and climate justice, Nancy Pelosi, via ABC News