Washington, November 19 (IANS). Democrats from the US House of Representatives have re-nominated Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the Speaker’s position. She has held this post since 2003 and has held the post for the longest time since 1961.
The 80-year-old Pelosi was approved by voting at a virtual caucus (meeting) on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. The Caucus chose Steny Hoyer as Majority Leader and Jim Clyb as Majority Whip. All three candidates won unopposed.
In his speech accepting the nomination, Pelosi vowed to work with President-elect Joe Biden to tackle issues such as health care, environmental protection and police reform.
He said, as we are moving forward for the freedom and justice of all Americans, we must listen to the American people, listen to each other with respect, be united.
To still be sworn in as speaker, Pelosi must obtain a simple majority in the entire House in January 2021. After the vote, Pelosi told the media that his upcoming term as speaker would be the last.
The Hill’s report said that House Democrats are expected to get the lowest majority in the next session since World War II.