Republicans Weigh-In on Pelosi Becoming Speaker of the House

Jordan Kirkland - January 3rd, 2019

On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi made history, becoming the first woman to hold the gavel twice with a majority vote victory by the House of Representatives on the first day of the 116th Congress.

With a majority advantage in the House, Pelosi defeated Republican nominee Kevin McCarthy, winning 220 votes. As a result, McCarthy becomes the House minority leader. 

As House Speaker, Pelosi will be in charge on an energized Democratic Party that took back the House during the midterm election. Naturally, she will look to face off against President Donald Trump.

In recent weeks, Democrats have been in an intense battle with the president over the border wall and subsequent government shutdown.


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