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Hoyer Hints: Democrats Might Not Select Pelosi as the Next Speaker

"When we're in the majority we'll worry about how we organize."

By NTK Staff | 06.06.2018 @6:53pm

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that Democrats would decide the next leader of the House Democratic Caucus after the 2018 midterm elections during an interview on Monday.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Hoyer about the growing number of congressional candidates who have said they will not support Pelosi for speaker if elected and whether there are enough of them to prevent Pelosi from becoming speaker.

“Kasie, what I think all of us in the leadership are doing and working very hard to confront that problem [is] we’re looking at taking back the majority. Taking back the majority not so much for personalities but for policy,” Hoyer said. “When we’re in the majority, we’ll worry about how we organize.”

Pelosi has made it clear that she intends to be the next speaker of the House, but Hoyer’s comments seem to suggest that Democrats might have a leadership fight on their hand if they retake the House in 2018.

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