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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference March 1, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Pelosi held a weekly news conference to fill questions from members of the media. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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  • President Trump
    tweeted
    Saturday: “I can get Nancy Pelosi as many
    votes as she wants in order for her to be Speaker of the
    House.”
  • Trump tagged Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who has said he would
    vote for Pelosi if she supported a package of rules reforms.
  • 18 Democratic House members have said that they will vote
    against Pelosi in her bid for Speakership.

President Trump continued his Twitter campaign supporting
longtime Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s
bid for the Speakership
, Saturday, suggesting that he could
get Republicans to support her.

I can get Nancy Pelosi as many votes as she wants in order
for her to be Speaker of the House,”
wrote
Trump. He continued, “she deserves this victory,
she has earned it.”

In the tweet, Trump tagged Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who
has said that he and a group of other Republicans are prepared to
support Pelosi if she backs a package of rules reforms from the
Problem Solvers Caucus.

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Trump first tweeted his support of Pelosi 10 days earlier,

saying
: “Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the
House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we
will add some Republican votes.”

Pelosi has been
lobbying
Congressmen and meeting with potential opponents as
an opposition campaign from within the Democratic party has
pledged to challenge her. 18 Democrats have
reportedly
said they would vote against Pelosi for Speaker,
arguing that in her four previous years in the position she’s
stifled the growth of up-and-coming Democrats. 

Democrats are slated to meet the last week of November to
choose leadership, and the full House will take a floor vote in
January.

 

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