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16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

 More than a dozen incoming and returning U.S. House Democrats indicated in a letter Monday they won’t support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker and instead will vote for “new leadership.”

The letter is a sign that there’s little wiggle room for Pelosi, 78, to lose any more support if these Democrats stick to their promise. Some other party members have said they won’t vote for Pelosi, but they didn’t sign the letter.

While thanking Pelosi — who served as speaker from 2007 to 2011 — for her years of “historic” leadership, the letter said it’s time for change when Democrats take control of the House in January.

“Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. We promised to change the status quo, and we intend to deliver on that promise,” the Democrats wrote. “Therefore, we are committed to voting for new leadership in both our caucus meeting and on the House floor.”

No challenger to Pelosi has come forward, though, and the letter didn’t say what the group will do if no one emerges. The letter also didn’t say whether a lower-level change in leadership would satisfy the Democrats’ demand. Read more

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16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker

16 Democrats Sign Letter Opposing Pelosi as House Speaker