House Democrats officially anounced Nancy Pelosi as candidate to be speaker of Democrats for next month elections in Congress.
Pelosi told reporters that “I’ve always had an opposition. Today it didn’t materialize into an opponent. As I say, our diversity is our strength but our unity is our power. We will use that power again in a unifying way for our country”.
California congresswoman was already first woman speaker and had to deal with her party colleagues aspirations for change, including moderates, progressives and some of the new young congressists hoping for a generational change.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who everyone thought was against Pelosi said that “Pelosi is the most progressive option we have” and she “could become Trump’s worst nightmare as Speaker”.
All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests.
Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support. https://t.co/yNVa8IorWY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 21, 2018