Nancy Pelosi has officially been re-elected for another term as Speaker of the House. Pelosi received 216 votes putting her barely over the 214 votes needed. Right after her win, Pelosi delivered her speech:
most urgent priority will be defeating the pandemic and helping those who have been financially impacted. the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on even worsened disparities in our economy and our society.
we must pursue justice: economic justice, justice in health racial justice, environmental and climate justice.
Pelosi got the support of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others on the left flank of the party. Two Democrats voted for other candidates: Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) voted for Hakeem Jeffries, the New York Democrat, and Jared Golden (D-MD) voted for Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) voted present.