Pelosi: 'I Am Comfortable' With Proposal For Dem Leadership Term Limits

Pelosi: 'I Am Comfortable' With Proposal For Dem Leadership Term Limits

But even before winning back the speakership, she is employing its strength. In theory, if Democrats lose the House in 2020, she could serve beyond 2022 as Speaker if her party claws control later, but it's unlikely she could survive another Republican win.

In an about-face, US Representative Seth Moulton, the Salem Democrat who recently spearheaded an effort to prevent Nancy Pelosi from becoming House speaker, indicated Wednesday he would vote for the California Democrat to assume that post once again. "She had a great week". Pelosi ended up running uncontested, and in the weeks since the internal caucus election she had steadily picked up more support from holdout Democrats.

"It is my understanding that Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries and incoming Rules Committee Chair Jim McGovern plan to bring up this proposal for a discussion and a vote by February 15", said Pelosi. She tweeted, "Voters won't forget it".

Pelosi: 'I Am Comfortable' With Proposal For Dem Leadership Term Limits

The California Democrat on Wednesday, December 12, agreed to limit her time as Speaker to four years at most, in return, a critical number of lawmakers who vowed to oppose Pelosi, have said they will support her in a crucial January 3, 2019, House floor vote, reports Politico. Pelosi has promised to abide by the deal regardless of the vote.

"If we don't like somebody, then don't vote for them, but to just put an arbitrary term limit on a position I think is just unfortunate", said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, the outgoing chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. "Is anybody confused about - I am not for term limits".

On that day, Pelosi must secure 218 votes when the entire chamber votes on a speaker.


"Our country can not afford a Trump Shutdown", the Democrats said, adding that Trump "knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement".

She all but eye-rolled at his insistence that Mexico would pay for it. "Nancy Pelosi showed real leadership by agreeing to these reforms".

The South Carolina senator called Trump after the shouting match in which Democrats refused to back funding for his wall, to tell him to stick to his guns. Schumer says Marriott hotel officials should pay for new passports for customers whose passport numbers were hacked as part of a massive data breach. And so she did. Instead, the money should be used for fencing and technology that experts say is appropriate, Schumer said.


Pressed on whether she was making herself a lame-duck leader, she told reporters later: "What, four years?"

It's an assertiveness coming from the House side of the Capitol that has not been as evident under outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan, who insisted he never really wanted the job, or former Speaker John Boehner, who was sent to early retirement by conservatives in his ranks. One of the most preferred House office buildings next to the Capitol complex carries his name.

Pelosi, the first woman to lead a majority party in Congress, previously served as speaker from 2007 to 2011.


Pelosi has always been a polarizing figure, but in a lopsided way, more demonized by Republicans than beloved by Democrats. She's been a strong fundraiser and unrelenting liberal who doesn't shy from political combat, and her backers complained that her opponents were mostly white men who were largely more moderate than most House Democrats.

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