“She knows very well. If Nancy can do anything, it is that she knows how to count. She is counting every vote,” said Virginia Democratic Rep. Gary Connolly. “She is very aware of the fact that there are only a few members-some members voted against her two years ago-and we will have to try to convince them then and now. We cannot afford the uncertainty about the right to speak. “
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Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin (Elissa Slotkin) and Maine Rep. Jared Golden (Jared Golden) said they did not intend to vote for Pelosi. . Other mid-range Democrats, including Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger and some progressive minorities-including Missouri Reps. Curry Bush and New York’s Jamal Bowman-declined to say how they would vote. A Democratic congressman, Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore, announced that she tested positive for Covid earlier this week. Representatives of Pelosi are also worried that they might be absent due to potential health issues. member.
But Pelosi’s allies emphasized that she believed she would easily win Sunday’s vote. Pelosi told reporters on Monday that “I’m fine”, a member who had spoken with the speaker recently said that she was protruding confidence that she would be re-elected.
Pelosi told her members in a private conference call earlier this week that, according to the only person familiar with the matter, her only enemy in the fight for the speaker was Covid, because this could affect Washington’s voting. Number of members. Although there is no way to explicitly prohibit members from voting when they are sick, optical technology is another matter entirely.
Although Pelosi’s room for error is small, her allies warn that speakers can use multiple tools to attract votes, including large-scale fundraising campaigns that can be conducted, committee tasks, and legislation.
Connolly said: “She is one of the few clear leaders who can provide cohesion and leadership to the Democratic majority.” “I think she is in a strong position, but she is very clear about the number and the uncertainty of the coronavirus. The challenges faced by the parties.”
This story has been updated with other development on Tuesday.