‘It took nearly no time at all for these new members to succumb to the pressure from D.C. Democrats and break their promise…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) Although increasingly befuddled at times in recent years, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif., proved shrewd enough to deftly navigate the political waters into a reprise role as the country’s third-most powerful person.
The 69-year-old San Francisco congresswoman not only garnered the surprise support of President Donald Trump—despite a tooth-and-nail battle over border-wall funding—in her bid to become speaker of the House, but she also was able to stave off challenges from the far-left by negotiating a package of rules changes and leadership positions in the new Congress.
In the end, 19 newly elected Democrats who made campaign pledges to oppose Pelosi’s push for speaker fell in line for the final tally, enabling Pelosi to defeat GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy and claim the speaker’s gavel.
The conservative America Rising PAC made hay of their capitulation in a message to supporters. “Their constituents will be less than pleased to learn it took nearly no time at all for these new members to succumb to the pressure from D.C. Democrats and break their promise.”
Those who flip-flopped on their opposition to Pelosi were:
Two others who abstained by voting “present” were Elissa Slotkin and Jeff Van Drew.
America Rising also produced a short video montage showing the new congresspeople making their pledges.