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Fifteen Democrats voted against Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House Thursday afternoon, despite her call for a united vote throughout her party.

Here’s the list:

  • New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi voted for former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper  voted “present.”
  • Colorado Rep. Jason Crow voted for Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
  • South Carolina Rep. Joe Cunningham voted for Illinois Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos.
  • Maine Rep. Jared Golde voted for Illinois Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos.
  • Ron Kind voted for Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis.
  • Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb voted for Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy.
  • Utah Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams voted for Democratic Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy.
  • New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice voted for Democratic Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams.
  • New York Democratic Rep. Max Rose voted for Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
  • Oregon Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader voted for Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge.
  • New Jersey Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill voted for Illinois Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos.
  • Virginia Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger voted for Illinois Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos.
  • Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin voted “present.”
  • New Jersey Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew voted “present.”

Van Drew first voted “no” for Pelosi as speaker of the House instead of naming a member of Congress Thursday, forcing the chair to change his vote to “present.”

The “present” vote makes it so the congressman would be opting to not vote for any member in the House — members were not allowed to vote “no” as it was not an option. Two other members voted “present” during the House vote for speaker. They included Cooper and Slotkin, bringing the tally to three, before receiving enough votes to become speaker of the 116th Congress.

Pelosi wrote a letter in late December to her Democratic colleagues in Congress asking for the entire party to get behind one member for House speaker before they voted. Pelosi pushed to reclaim the seat, despite pushback from nearly 20 Democratic members in the House.

With the government partially shut down, Pelosi will have to figure out how to work with Republicans on a compromise for the border wall, although she has vehemently opposed it, calling it “immoral, ineffective and expensive.”

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6 Comments

  1. BWH

    January 4, 2019 at 10:08 am

    If walls and fences are so ineffective, why does every major sports stadium in the country have one around the area to be controlled? And the White House and Governor houses? Why have all these not been torn dow if they are so ineffective? The Democrat Party politicians are just playing politics with the government employees as pawns.

    • Sylvia

      January 5, 2019 at 1:28 am

      And, with your TAXPAYER millions of dollars! There should be a law!!!
      I pray for President Trump’s success and stamina against all these low life’s! It is unconscionable what the DemonRATS vare doing. I also pray for you And Rican Patriots for your patiencevand fortitude and for sticking up for your President! He is worth your votes and your efforts. Stay strong and keep your voices LOUD and STRONG.

  2. Lee Sullivan

    January 4, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Can’t stand Pelosi and Schumer – evil is their mantra. God bless President Trump as he has to deal with these two devils. Hopefully the voters will have better sense next time and elect people who ‘really care’ about America and love her over their own ambitions.

  3. D.

    January 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I agree Lee, you are so right.

  4. Linda

    January 4, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Too bad she didn’t whack herself in the head with that mallet.

  5. Al

    January 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Looks as if OCD goof ball voted for Peelosi after all. Old bag Peelosi has already whipped those newl demonRATS into shape.

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