The federal government remains deadlocked in a partial shutdown, but there’s still some movement in Washington: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been predictably reelected to the spot of Speaker of the House on Thursday, “the first day of a new, divided Congress that is more likely to confront President Trump,” according to the Washington Post.
“The 78-year-old California Democrat secured the votes of 220 members out of a total of 430 present. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), the top Republican in the chamber, received 192 votes.”
For awhile after the midterm elections, it appeared Pelosi might have a small intraparty rebellion on her hands, but she ultimately secured enough votes to retake the speaker’s gavel.
What’s also unsurprising is the angle the mainstream media is taking upon news of Pelosi’s and Democrats’ return to power—not to safeguard the economy or American foreign policy interests or Americans citizens’ civil liberties.
Oh, no. Pelosi’s return to power is all about the ever-present, all-consuming, dire need to…wage war on the president:
BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi of California elected House speaker, reclaiming gavel to lead Democrats confronting President Trump.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 3, 2019
A Gallup poll released on the same day as her election shows Pelosi at a 38% favorability rating.