Nancy Pelosi Elected House Speaker, Reclaims Gavel to Lead Democrats’ New Majority
Nancy Pelosi was officially elected the new House speaker on Thursday in a majority vote by the House of Representatives on the first day of the 116th Congress. She defeated the Republican nominee Kevin McCarthy, winning 220 votes. McCarthy becomes the House minority leader. As House speaker, Pelosi will regularly face off against President Donald Trump and will preside over an emboldened and energized Democratic majority that is poised to launch aggressive oversight of the President and his administration.
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