Nancy Pelosi re-elected to speaker - us 2020
Nancy Pelosi re-elected to US House Speaker
TRT World says Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking woman in the history of US politics, has won the speaker of the house election in a deeply divided new Congress that convened in the final weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Pelosi, an 80-year-old lawmaker from California, faced a scare when a handful of fellow Democrats defected and voted “present” during the floor vote.
But the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for several years secured her fourth non-consecutive term as House speaker with a vote of 216 for her against 209 for the Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.
As we are sworn in today, we accept a responsibility as daunting and demanding as any that previous generations of leadership have faced.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 4, 2021
Our most urgent priority will continue to be defeating the coronavirus - and defeat it, we will! #117thCongress pic.twitter.com/HD5w1OUfx3