United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said she would like to remain as the head of the United States House of Representatives if her fellow Democrats hold their majority after the November 3 general election, reinforcing thus their hold on the party because He wants to take control. White House and Senate.
When asked if she plans to run for another term as Speaker of the United States House if her political party maintains control, she told CNN in an interview, “Yes I am.”
Two years after Republican President Donald Trump took office, Pelosi, 80, took over the post of Speaker of the House after Democrats won the lower house of Congress in 2018. She previously served as speaker from 2007 to 2011.
Although a small but outspoken group of Democrats urged a change of leadership to make way for a younger generation of party leaders, Pelosi has proven to be a tough retribution for Trump and presided over his impeachment. Because it has become a political tickler for Republicans.
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the party’s most liberal wing amid a wave of New Democrats sweeping the House in 2018, pushed for new leadership before Pelosi aligned himself with the Democrats. .
When asked if he would back the California Democrats for president again, Ocasio-Cortez said he was focused on increasing the party’s House majority, especially with more progressive Democrats .
“If President Pelosi is the more progressive candidate, I will support him,” he told CNN in a separate interview.
House Democrats hold a 232-197 majority over Republicans and are looking to win more seats in next month’s election, with 43 Americans vying for the House.
Control of the Republican-led Senate is also at stake in the Nov. 3 contest, and on Sunday Pelosi also acknowledged the need for Democrats to regain control of the Upper House to move their agenda forward.
“We have to win the Senate,” he told CNN.
Trump, who is seeking re-election, said during last week’s debate against Democratic rival Joe Biden that he believes Republicans could take over the House next month, a prediction that Pelosi rejected.
A Reuters / Ipsos poll shows close races between the Senate and Trump and Biden in several US states, but nationally, Biden shows Trump by 8 percentage points, from 51% to 43% among potential voters. Backing support for Trump has also raised concerns about a competitive race for 10 seats, with a 53-47 Republicans majority in the Senate.
Biden, 77, also won several Young Democrats to secure the party’s nomination to challenge Trump, 74.
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