The vote wasn't without conflict. Prior to the vote, rebel members met with Pelosi in an effort "to engage her in a reasonable conversation about leadership transition," but were swiftly rejected.
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), who was also in the meeting with Pelosi, said he was disappointed that no agreement was reached and is hopeful she "will invite us back to the table to plan for the future success of the Democratic Party."
Lawmakers cast their ballots just after a deal was announced between Pelosi and the Problem Solvers Caucus on changes to rules aimed at empowering rank-and-file lawmakers and breaking partisan gridlock.
Nine Democrats in the bipartisan, 48-member caucus had vowed to withhold their support for Pelosi — or any other Speaker nominee — unless the candidate committed to these changes.
After a closed-door meeting, Pelosi was nominated by Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA). Following the nomination, a host of Democrats addressed the longtime leader, showing their support for her. The list included Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff (CA) and John Lewis (GA), as well as Reps.-elect Angie Craig (MI) and Veronica Escobar (TX).
The 32 votes against her were fewer than the 63 votes won in a 2016 contest for minority leader, proving that Pelosi did a lot of legwork to garner support heading into this vote.
Following the midterm elections, Pelosi said she was open to working with President Trump to get things accomplished.
"We will strive for bipartisanship. We believe that we have a responsibility to seek common ground where we can. Where we cannot must stand our ground, but we must try," she said.