Skip to comments.19 Democrats vote against Nancy Pelosi
Posted on 01/05/2011 1:18:13 PM PST by RobinMasters
Nearly 20 Democrats abandoned their partys pick for speaker of the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a sign of their concerns about supporting the unpopular former speaker and of the difficulty she will have in marshaling her forces in legislative battles to come in the next two years.
Pelosi brushed off the 18 votes for other lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon 11 of them for North Carolinas Heath Shuler in a brief exchange with POLITICO.
Were excited about the votes I got, said the California Democrat, who handed over the speakers gavel to John Boehner of Ohio at a ceremony following the roll call vote.
Still, the anti-Pelosi tally dwarfed the number of protest votes cast against leaders of both parties in the recent past, which never break into double digits.
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Shuler is an ambitious younger Dim. He often votes with Republicans. Anyone know what issues or realities cause him to be a Dim from NC instead of a Republican?
Pelosi is toast!!! Pelosi is insane!!! Democrats are insane in voting for her to be the minority leader!!! Oh, yes, 2012 is going to be sweet!!! Heath Shuler, old buddy, if you and your remaining Dem moderates have any brains you’ll jump the Democrat ship and join the Pubbies right now!!! Get out while you can folks, or go down with Pelosi, Reid & Obama!!!
I hope one of Boehner's first official acts is to turn that thing over to charity to be split up for firewood. Think how many poor people's homes it could heat for the rest of the winter!
(and bump to the thread I kept trying to click on while FR was down)