Nancy Pelosi Nominated & Wins Speakership of the House After Saying Trump Impeachment Not Off the Table
Here is how it went down ~(TLB)
Nancy Pelosi is formally nominated to be the next Speaker of the House. She is expected to win any possible challenge.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) January 3, 2019
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Presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to rule out presidential impeachment and indictment in a nationally-syndicated interview the morning before assuming power.
Pelosi refuses to rule out Trump impeachment
Pelosi was asked in an interview on “Today” if she agreed with the Department of Justice guidelines that hold that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
New House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduces Nancy Pelosi — and hands her the gavel
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, welcomed lawmakers to the first day of the 116th Congress before introducing newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Today marks a new chapter in this House pursuit of a more perfect union. The country knows Nancy Pelosi as an experienced leader with three decades of service in Congress, a fighter for her causes and a true trail blazer. Even when we disagree with one another completely, it is important to remember that we are bounded together in a common cause, our love for America,” he said.
After speaking briefly, McCarthy handed Pelosi the gavel.
Nancy Pelosi takes House speaker’s gavel for 2nd time
California Democrat returns to speakership amid clash with Trump, partial shutdown
Via Market Watch
Rep. Nancy Pelosi won election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday, putting the California Democrat in control of the gavel for a second time at the opening of the 116th Congress.
Pelosi, who previously served as speaker from 2007 to 2011, clinched the vote with support from 220 House members. More than a dozen Democrats voted for someone else, or voted “present.”
The Californian’s return to the role comes amid a standoff with President Donald Trump and a partial government shutdown that has entered its 13th day, and as some of her fellow Democrats have balked at a package of rules for the new Congress.
In addition to ending the shutdown, Democrats under the 78-year-old Pelosi are expected to prioritize an infrastructure package and take aim at reducing drug prices, in addition to investigating the Trump administration.
Pelosi and Trump continue to clash over Trump’s proposed border wall, the sticking point in reopening several federal agencies. Pelosi told NBC News that she would give “nothing for the wall” to Trump.
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