Nancy Pelosi has been re-elected as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. He was elected speaker of the new Congress by a narrow margin on Sunday, ahead of the departure of President Donald Trump.
Five members of Pelosi’s own party, the Democratic Party, did not support him. Two of them voted for two lawmakers who are no longer in office, while the other three voted only in the ‘present’ category. As a result, Pelosi won by a margin of 218-209 votes.
Eighty-year-old Nancy Pelosi is the only female speaker in U.S. history. He has also led the House Democrats for 18 years. Pelosi said in his speech to the Congress, “With the leadership that our predecessors have tackled, we have taken on a more terrible and difficult responsibility than today’s oath. We have started a new Congress at a time when it is very difficult.
“Now is the time to heal the nation,” said the California Democratic leader. Our most urgent priority will be to defeat the coronavirus. And we can do it. ‘ He also promised that the Congress would allocate more money for this purpose.
Voting takes a few hours to complete. Due to the epidemic, the legislators had to vote in many groups while maintaining social distance.