Pelosi seeks Democrats support to re-elect her despite reduced majority in Us House
WASHINGTON,. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday wrote to her Democratic colleagues seeking their support to be re-elected to her post after their party maintained control of the lower chamber of Congress after the Nov 3 election albeit with a reduced majority.
“I am writing to request your support to be re-elected as Speaker,” Sputnik news agency quoting Pelosi said in the letter that was published by US media.
As of Friday, the Democrats had regained 210 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives versus the 194 taken by Republicans.
In the 2018 mid-term election, the Democrats gained a total of 235 seats versus the 199 taken by Republicans, with the balance won by independents.
“We did not win every battle in the House, but we did win the war,” Pelosi told a news conference, referring to the outcome of the Nov 3 election.