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Pelosi swats at Moulton and guarantees she'll be speaker

Posted On: Nov 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi swiped at her critics Wednesday, vowing in no uncertain terms to vanquish her opponents and become speaker in the next Congress. The California Democrat brushed aside Rep. Seth Moulton's suggestion Tuesday night that he is “100 percent confident” that she does not have the votes to be speaker. “I'm a busy person, but I will be the speaker of the House no matter what he said,” Pelosi told reporters as she exited a closed-door caucus meeting Wednesday morning. Pelosi is working behind the scenes to round up the 218 votes needed to be speaker while Moulton and other Pelosi critics try to win over potential skeptics. The critical vote on the House floor will take place Jan. 3. Pelosi is deploying all her political power to lobby incoming lawmakers for support - tapping outside groups with deep pockets and Democratic leaders from John Kerry and Al Gore to governors of their respective states to make her case.
Her critics, meanwhile, are trying to convince many freshmen...

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