Following this month’s midterm elections, the House took back the house in a resounding fashion. As a result, all signs pointed towards Nancy Pelosi becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Thus far, things have gone according to plan. Recently, Pelosi earned the nomination for the January vote when the House voted 203 to 32 in favor of her aim to be the next speaker. However, all were not in favor of her pursuit of the position.
Despite having an overwhelming support from the House of Representatives, Pelosi still lacks the support of 218 Democrats in the House of Representatives. One person that directly opposes her run for the position is Representative Ron Kind from Wisconsin. Following the recent vote on Pelosi, Ron Kind stated, “I’ve been consistent in saying we’re in desperate need of new leadership on both sides, as we move forward in the new Congress.” When asked about his voting process heading in to January’s official vote, Kind said, “I think she still has a math problem getting to 218.”
Kind is not alone in his thinking. Representative Steven Horsford declined to say how he voted in regards to Pelosi. Horsford said, “In January, it’ll be known.” An official vote for the position will take place in 2019. Pelosi will need 218 votes to take the position of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.