Donnie loves Nancy.
When Democrats take control of the House in January, there will be a new Speaker of the House, but it is unclear – at least for now – who that will be.
Do they go forward with a fresh voice?
Do they stick with what they know?
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is, of course, prepared to step back into the role she held from 2007 to 2011, as the first female to occupy that post in our nation’s history. It may not be a cake walk, however.
Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is considering throwing her hat into the ring for consideration, arguing with some that it’s time to overhaul Democrat leadership.
That means sending some of the old Democrat warhorses, like Pelosi, out to pasture.
Fudge has yet to make a decision, but after meeting with Pelosi on Friday, she announced that she’d have a decision after Thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, President Trump is exuberant in his support of another Pelosi speakership. He has declared that however many votes Pelosi needs from Republicans, she will have them.
> "I can get Nancy Pelosi as many votes as she wants in order for her to be Speaker of the House. She deserves this victory, she has earned it - but there are those in her party who are trying to take it away. She will win!" Trump tweeted.
This is not even the first time the president has voiced his support for Pelosi.
> The president's comments Saturday echoed a tweet he sent earlier this month, in which he said that Pelosi "deserves" to be elected Speaker.
> "If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!" Trump tweeted on Nov. 7.
I’m sure this is quite confusing for some of the MAGA tribalists, who have long heralded Pelosi as one of the Democrat boogeymen, to be both feared and loathed.
But now the boss says to love and support her. What gives?
It’s unclear just how much support she may have from the right, but until there’s a clear challenge, Democrats are prepared to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a thing, again.
> More than 60 incumbent and incoming Democratic women have rallied behind Pelosi by signing on to a letter pledging to support her in a private ballot within the Democratic caucus later this month as well as in a floor vote early next year.
Throughout the first two years of the Trump presidency, he has worked with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), so nobody should be surprised that he is coming out forcefully in support of Nancy Pelosi, now.