Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S. C., confirmed his intention to run for House Speaker, the Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in short, the 218 votes necessary to secure the post.
Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking house Democrat, confirmed to carry out his intention, the speaker of the house, if his party takes the chamber in November, and Nancy Pelosi fighting for the support.
The statement in an interview with The New York Times, marks a further public call to the house minority leader, the handle to the power.
Dozens of democratic candidates, including some sitting legislators, have already commit refused to support Pelosi for speaker if their party the majority.
Clyburn, D-S. C., reportedly came under pressure at a Congressional Black Caucus retreat last week, to compete against Pelosi for the speakership, they should fight to garner the 218 votes needed to set a lock in the post.
In an interview with The New York Times, Clyburn, 78, said he supported Pelosi, but don’t want to run, if you win the support.
“If the opportunity is there, I would do necessarily,” Clyburn told the times, adding that an African-American speaker would be “put to sleep forever the idea that the democratic group is under the black voters for granted.”
“If the opportunity is there, I would do it.”
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Pelosi, though, said the Times, she was troubled by Clyburn, the plans and called him a “lovely, lovely member of Congress” who she sees as a brother.
Also, you said that you could be referred to as a “bridge to the future”, but the fact that any potential successor would have to prove that you have a following and a “vision” and fundraising ability.
Clyburn, the announcement comes in the midst of internal troubles, that Pelosi’s presence the party’s chances hurt in the midterm elections and you keep your next generation of leaders.
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To support the list of candidates who refuse to Pelosi for the speaker has grown steadily. The Washington Post counted last week, at least 27 Democratic house candidates are not required would be a Democrat, their support for the California. A further census published by NBC News last week said that over 50 Democratic candidate and incumbent, not Pelosi would support.
The conversation is premature, as the serious consideration of Pelosi for the speaker would only happen if the party takes the 23-seat majority by the Republicans in the November elections.
A spokesman for Pelosi told Fox News in an E-Mail that you have searched not even vote for the post.
“Pelosi said that she asked for a vote and not until after the election,” Pelosi spokesman, Drew Hammill, wrote to Fox News on Thursday. “Her focus is on winning.”
President Trump, the advocates has tried dozens of Republican candidates in the primaries, has to compare to the most of their Democratic opponents to Pelosi. The National Republican Congressional Committee has followed.
“The Democrats can’t escape Nancy Pelosi’s leadership puzzle. Their possible return to the speakership should be a rallying cry for every Republican to get out and vote in November,” Republican National Committee spokesman Steve a guest of Fox News said in a statement Friday. “Your number one priority would be to the reversal of the great American comeback, heralded by President Trump and congressional Republicans.”
But a democratic REP Seth Moulton called for Pelosi to step down before the mid-term elections so that the Republicans could not use, her expected candidacy for the speakership against the party.
“It is far better for you to graciously step down before the election so that the Republicans can not use that attack against the Democrats, than to wait until after the election,” Moulton, the Times said.
Pelosi, meanwhile, is the event of a forthcoming meeting of the donor in the Napa Valley. A spokesman told the Times that nearly 300 people are expected, including California’s democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and former Secretary of state John Kerry.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.