COVID-19 ‘wild card’ could result in Republican speaker of the House

Coronavirus may create nightmare scenario for Pelosi and Dems

Bob UnruhBy Bob Unruh
Published December 28, 2020 at 12:19pm

Nancy Pelosi (DNC video screenshot)

There’s a new “wild card” with COVID-19 and it’s worrying some Democrats in the U.S. House. Because although they still have a very slim majority and should be able to elect their own choice, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to be House speaker, that’s not assured.

Several issues have arisen, including the huge GOP gains in the House in the November election. That’s reduced the Democrat majority significantly. And then Joe Biden has tapped a couple of Democrats from the House for his administration.

That means a Pelosi speakership, which lost 15 Democrat defectors in the vote just two years ago, can’t survive that again.



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