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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to re-elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) as the speaker on Jan. 3 to lead the chamber’s narrowest majority in two decades.

The House voted 216-209 to hand Pelosi the gavel.

Five Democrats defected. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) voted “present.” Two Democrats voted for candidates other than Pelosi. Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) voted for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) voted for Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

“In a time marked by historically low trust in government, new voices are necessary to moving forward and achieving real progress,” Spanberger said in a statement. “Last Congress, I kept my promise to vote for new leadership upon my swearing-in—and in this Congress, I remain consistent in my commitment to ushering in new leadership. Accordingly, I did not vote for Speaker Pelosi.”

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) initially did not respond when called to vote for Pelosi. Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist who was sworn into Congress earlier the same morning, is a member of the expanding progressive “squad.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the de facto leader of the squad, was also absent from the floor when it came to her turn to vote. Both later voted for Pelosi.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who served as the House Minority Leader during the last session, ran against Pelosi. He will again lead the House Republicans as the minority leader.

Pelosi has led the House Democrats since 2003 and was widely expected to retain her post despite a quiet effort to oust her. Democrats held a 222-211 edge over Republicans ahead of the vote and the anti-Pelosi effort counted on absences which could give the GOP the edge.

No Democrat stepped forward to challenge Pelosi ahead of the vote.

The Democrats saw a dozen incumbents lose during the 2020 general election and did not defeat a single Republican representative.

One House race in New York is still being decided and there is a vacancy in Louisiana after GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, 41, died after a heart attack following an operation related to contracting COVID-19.

Pelosi recently suggested anew that these would be her final two years as speaker, referencing a statement she made two years ago in which she said she would step aside after this period.

The speaker’s election came three days before the joint session on Jan. 6 during which Congress would vet the Electoral College votes for the presidential election. Dozens of House Republicans have committed to lodge objections to the Democratic electors from states in which President Donald Trump has disputed the outcome.

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34 Comments
Dorothy Paul January 4, 2021
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It's unbelievable that the Dems who have been complaining about that evil witch Pelosi had the balls to re-elected her. It seems the only way this nation is going to get rid of her is when she drops dead. And the sooner the better for our nation.
LST January 4, 2021
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The Crypt Keeper's bitch of a daughter returns. Why can't she drop dead?
Sandy January 4, 2021
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Oh for FKS SAKE!!!
Kevin January 4, 2021
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It looks like we are going to have more crazy Nancy shows from the house. You demorat in the house have no clue of how damaging the nancy pelosi show really is to your commie party
ANDRE ALEXSEN January 4, 2021
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HEY ! SHE IS ALSO PART OWNER OF AND RUNS DOMINION VOTER FRAUD MACHINES AND HARDWARE SURE SHE PUT HERSELF BACK IN ! HELL-O......AWAITS U NANCY !
wanda January 4, 2021
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It doesn't matter. Another mental case radical would be in there.
PAULETTE January 3, 2021
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WTFRICK. ARE WE LIVING IN THE FRICKING TWIGHLIGHT ZONE
MRT January 3, 2021
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I truly hate that evil corrupt manipulative C*NT Pelosi. If she was on fire in front of me and I had a bucket of water, I'd pour it on the ground and watch her burn. There is not one thing, not one thing nice I could say about her
JK January 3, 2021
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Such a corrupt government! Stop wasting our time and taxes!
Angel January 3, 2021
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She always says that to cover her butt. That way is she is voted out, she could say: I wanted out anyways. Yeah right. Well, more Pelosi - the Ultimate Trump Hater who wants to see him out of the WH in handcuffs... Careful, with what you wish for others....
LST January 3, 2021
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Worthless evil old bitch needs to drop dead, that is the only good thing the bitch can do for the country.
Severa Hill January 3, 2021
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Pelosi needs to be impeached for all the wrong doings she has committed against the USA and the American people. Remember congress you all work for the American people and are doing an injustice to our country and we the American people. Stop all the wrong doings now !
MrPastor07 January 3, 2021
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She cheated.
Woodman January 3, 2021
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Hoping this won’t make a difference come January 6th. I SO want to see president Trump expose the whole democrat crime syndicate and see them carted off to jail.
Cyn January 3, 2021
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When it comes the democrats in Congress and who they follow....you just can’t fix stupid!
Michael T January 3, 2021
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Talk about insanity, voting the same moron back into office.
Richard Young January 3, 2021
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How can these people be so stupid as to re-elect the Devil?
TJ January 3, 2021
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I’m surprised some RINO Republicans didn’t cross over to vote for Nancy. Romney would if he was in the House.
Larry January 3, 2021
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And the downward spiral continues...
Jackie January 3, 2021
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Well Shit! Every damn one of the democrats just proved to me how evil they are. God is going to present them with KARMA. Doubt they would believe it's probably, let alone possible. I have seen a miracle in my time. Only God could have given that gift. Miracle. Now there's a word for these dems. They probably call it science. I know it's not.
Q January 3, 2021
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Good grief, is this the best our government can do? I'm feeling an uprising soon to take this country back & make these politicians understand that they work for us & not the other way around. Nutty Nancy, God will deal w/ you soon & you are going to have a lot to answer to!!
CF

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

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Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

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“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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