Rep. Nancy Pelosi is expected be the new Speaker of the House, but the vote among Dems won’t be unanimous. As a matter of fact, one incoming congressman avoided Pelosi and instead cast his vote for a possible Dem candidate for the presidency in 2020:
A murmur in the crowd as the first Dem votes against Pelosi — Anthony Brindisi votes for Joe Biden
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) January 3, 2019
Anthony Brindisi, a New York freshman Democrat who opposed Pelosi on campaign trail, votes for Joe Biden as speaker
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 3, 2019
Rep-Elect Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) is first Democrat not to vote for Pelosi for House Speaker. He votes for former VP Joe Biden.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 3, 2019
First Dem against Pelosi is Anthony Brindisi who votes for Joe Biden.
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) January 3, 2019
Subsequently, other Dems didn’t vote for Pelosi in favor of other choices:
Four Dems have voted so far against Pelosi as Speaker:
Anthony Brindisi, Biden
Crow: Tammy Duckworth
— Heather Timmons (@HeathaT) January 3, 2019
However, Pelosi definitely has a fan in Rep. Ted Lieu.
New Dems against Pelosi:
-Brindisi (NY) Biden
-Crow (CO) Duckworth
-Cunningham (SC) Bustos
-Golden (ME) Bustos
-Lamb (PA) Kennedy
– McAdams (UT) Murphy
– Rose (NY) Duckworth
– Sherrill (NJ) Bustos
– Spanberger (VA) Bustos
– Slotkin (MI) "Present"
– Van Drew (NJ) "No"
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) January 3, 2019