Gathering Storm? Anti-Pelosi Democrats United In Finding New Leadership...For Now

Following the midterm election trade policy continuity in Asia with the grudging support of House Democrats is likely writes Feingold
Following the midterm election trade policy continuity in Asia with the grudging support of House Democrats is likely writes Feingold
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15 November, 2018

Democrats will reclaim the House majority in January.

McCarthy beat Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, a founder of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, in Wednesday's closed-door elections.

Republicans complained about the unpopularity of the GOP tax law they blamed for losses in NY and other key states, some attendees told reporters after the meeting.

In the House, Republicans were set to hold an election for minority leader.

Meanwhile, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, said Wednesday that she is being encouraged to run for speaker if Pelosi does not have the votes. I know exactly what caricature they build around Nancy Pelosi and I can tell you she's the strongest leader we have right now.

McConnell held a photo-op with new members of the GOP conference and expressed gratitude Republicans held the majority.

"There's a little rawness still". North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker.

Alan Dershowitz said on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday that a push to impeach President Trump would be "foolish" for House Democrats. But if you look at it like the immigration debate we had over the summer, we had an opportunity to solve immigration with a border wall and fixing our system. They also warned that they need a new fundraising mechanism to compete with the small-dollar online donors that powered Democrats to victory.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) became the House GOP conference chair.

In 2014, 16% of Americans said the takeover of the US Senate by Republicans equaled a mandate.

"I will be speaker of the House no matter what Seth Moulton says", Pelosi told reporters, according to Bloomberg News.

The protest, led in part by the progressive political group Justice Democrats and the environmental group Sunrise Movement, was created to urge Democratic leadership to aggressively address climate change after winning a majority in the House in the 2018 midterms. "The personalities will take care of themselves but the policies is what we're going to really focus on".

He won a new term by acclamation Wednesday.

With the retirement of Speaker Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, of California, would go from majority leader to minority leader, and Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, will go from majority whip to minority whip, responsible for leading the GOP vote-counting team.

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The guest, King's College associate professor of business and economics Brian Brenberg, said that Bezos had been shopping around the United States for more than a year to see which cities would give his company the best deal.

"We welcome Nancy Pelosi's support, but words are not enough".

On the Democratic side, Pelosi remains she's confident she'll have enough support to win when voting gets underway after Thanksgiving, and challenged her opponents Wednesday to put forward an alternative candidate. In an interview last month with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said he "maybe" regretted appointing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Joni Ernst of Iowa.

The rest of the Republican lineup below McConnell is expected to shuffle slightly. Sen. Thune succeeds Sen. John Cornyn of Texas in the No. 2 GOP slot.

Lawmakers elected to new positions include South Dakota Sen. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri take over the third- and fourth-ranking spots.

In morning meetings, both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., won the votes to keep their posts next year.

"House Democrats will decide in the coming weeks who is best positioned to lead the majority in the new 116th Congress". But as for the Republicans, Kinzinger dismissed Jordan's bid in favor of Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

"I would say I have not made a decision yet, " said Meuser at freshman orientation.

Democrats want to "disrupt" and "impeach", McCarthy said.

"I don't think it's a cakewalk". He's certainly earned the position.

"Jim Jordan can mount his thing".

"I never want to be disrespectful to anyone who has served, especially a woman who has broken glass ceilings".

But here's the problem for Pelosi's opponents: There is now no other House Dem stepping forward to take her on.

Those investigations could cover everything from Trump's ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week to Trump's past tax returns as a businessman to the findings of the Robert Mueller investigation of the 2016 election to Trump's relationship with adult film star Stormy Daniels.


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