If you ask her, Nancy Pelosi is "100 percent" sure that she will become Speaker of the House in January. This is despite Democrats are building a coalition to stop Pelosi from becoming Speaker of the House.
At the midterms last Tuesday, the Dems gained enough seats to regain control of the House of Representatives.
After this happened, Pelosi has made several statements confirming her confidence in becoming the next Speaker. When you consider the slim margin for the Democrats in the House, there may be enough "no" votes to keep this from happening.
Ten Democrats told Politico that they would vote against Pelosi becoming House Speaker. One of those is 29-year-old socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Pelosi will need 218 votes in the House to get her hands back on the gavel. Since Democrats picked up 31 seats and are projected to gain six more seats when everything is finalized, Pelosi can only afford to lose about 14 votes.
At this point, Democratic Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bill Foster of Illinois, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Kathleen Rice of New York, Tim Ryan of Ohio, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania, Filemon Vela of Texas, Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, and Jason Crow of Colorado have confirmed they will not vote for Pelosi.
The far left Ocasio-Cortez recently attacked the "electoral college" already. Why? Because she is unable to receive her congressional salary until she becomes a member of Congress. She's also not ready to endorse Pelosi for Speaker.
While on Democracy Now, Ocasio-Cortez was asked by host Amy Goodman, “Who needs to lead the House and would you consider the possibility of being the Speaker yourself?”
Even Cortez knows that's pushing things a bit far. “Uh, I mean, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew. I just won my seat,” Cortez said, but she did not completely shut the idea down.
She made her stance very clear when it comes to not backing Pelosi for Speaker.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not ready to back Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
She says she wants to see more options and a leadership that backs Medicare for All, free college, and a living wage. pic.twitter.com/gTcRhyBa5A
— “Ideas That Are Lying Around” (@_waleedshahid) November 9, 2018
The Democratic Party becomes more and more comfortable with pushing socialism. At this point, Pelosi isn't far left enough to gain the support of her party, it seems.