Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House

Headline Roundup January 3rd, 2019

As Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi won the speakership, vowing to focus on climate change, health care, and LGBTQ equality. Some criticized Pelosi and the Democrats for their agenda, characterizing it as fiscally irresponsible, weak on border security, and obstructionist in their plans to investigate President Trump. Others hailed the new Speaker as a political powerhouse capable of outsmarting Trump and savvily executing the party's legislative goals over the next two years.

From the Right
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I’ve never met a liberal who’s afraid to admit this moniker publicly. Alas, I can’t ascribe the same courage to conservatives: most of them privately confess to me, in hushed tones, that they fear exposing their political leanings.

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From the Left
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On Wednesday, her last day as minority leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) commented on her meeting with the president and the game plan for Thursday, the first day of the new Congress.

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From the Center
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California Democrat Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday, making her the first person to reclaim the gavel since 1955.

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