President Trump said Saturday morning he would help House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi become speaker of the House in January if she is unable to garner enough votes in her caucus. Several recently elected Democrats, as well as some current members of Congress, have said that they would not vote for Pelosi. "I would help Nancy Pelosi if she needs some votes. She may need some votes. I will perform a wonderful service for her," Mr. Trump said as he left the White House to visit California Saturday morning. "I like her. Can you believe it? I like Nancy Pelosi." Democrats are set to vote on their party leader later this month, and vote on speaker of the House will occur when the new Congress is seated in early January. If Pelosi is unable to get enough Democratic votes, she may need Republican votes in January to become speaker. In his comments to reporters on Saturday, Mr. Trump compared Pelosi's troubles among her conference to the criticisms that he receives, which he called … [Read more...] about Trump: “I would help Nancy Pelosi” if she needs votes for speaker of the House
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More than two dozen Democratic representatives who will be in the House when the next Congress starts in January have dodged questions about whether they will throw their votes behind Pelosi, Roll Call reports. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Lauren Underwood of Illinois and Sean Casten of Illinois are among those Democrats who have shied away from publicly supporting the career lawmaker. © AFP 2018 / Guillermo AriasTrump Policy Separating Illegal Alien Children, Parents Violates US Asylum Laws - Pelosi Connor Lamb of Pennsylvania, Jason Crow of Colorado and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia have specifically committed to voting against Pelosi's attempt to regain the speaker's gavel, Roll Call noted. Conversely, nobody has stepped up to challenge Pelosi. Politico published an extensive report in October stating that House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland (the second … [Read more...] about Will Anyone Challenge Nancy Pelosi to Become The Next Speaker of the House?
WHEN Republican Paul Ryan announced he was retiring as House Speaker in April there was an immediate favourite for his successor. But who is Californian congressman Kevin McCarthy, and what stands between him and becoming Speaker? Here's what you need to know. Who is Kevin McCarthy? Being from California, McCarthy comes from a strongly Democrat-voting state, and some may therefore think he might present problems for President Donald Trump if he became House Speaker. However the district that elected McCarthy - Bakersfield - actually voted nearly 2-to-1 for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2012, so he doesn't come from the California most know. He was also an early supported of Trump. McCarthy is opposed to government regulation, supportive of business and holds strong conservative values. He is a fervent anti-abortion campaigner, sponsoring bills and voting to stop taxpayer money being spent on abortions. Again - like Trump - he is a denier of climate science, and opposed … [Read more...] about Kevin McCarthy – The California congressman who could replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House
PEOPLE'S VOICE Ever since Republican Paul Ryan announced he was retiring as House Speaker, the question on everyone's lips has been - who will replace him? Ever since Republican Paul Ryan announced he was retiring as House Speaker, the question on everyone’s lips has been – who will replace him? With next week’s midterm elections likely to stir up Congress, who will be the next Speaker is anyone’s game. But regardless of whether Democrats or Republicans come out on top, both have a favourite lined up for the job. Who will replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives? The answer is – nobody knows, because it will depend on the outcome of next week’s midterm election. Here’s the process: The House votes for a new speaker on January 3 next year. The winning candidate must secure an outright majority of the entire House – or at least 218 votes from among the 435 members. Democrats formally nominate one candidate, … [Read more...] about Who will replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives?
JOHN Bercow was re-elected following the 2017 general election as the Speaker of the House of Commons and has been in the job for nine years. But he faces a police investigation amid allegations he bullied staff at the Houses of Parliament. Here's what we know... Who is John Bercow? John Bercow, 55, grew up in Finchley, North London, where his local MP was Margaret Thatcher. He was a youth tennis champion once ranked number one in Britain, but his asthma and short stature stopped him pursuing a professional career. As a student activist in the far-right Monday Club, Bercow was in favour of a program of "assisted repatriation" of immigrants. He has since distanced himself from the organisation and dismissed his views at the time as "bone headed". Bercow worked in banking and lobbying and ran a speaking and campaigning course that trained future Tory MPs. He was elected as a Conservative councillor in the London Borough of Lambeth in 1986. Eleven years later he secured the safe Tory … [Read more...] about Who is John Bercow, what are the bullying and sexism claims and how long has he been Speaker of the House of Commons?