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These Are the 5 Anti-Pelosi Dems Most Likely to Cave

The former speaker is closing in on a deal that would give her back the gavel, at least temporarily.

By NTK Staff | 12.12.2018 @10:45am
These Are the 5 Anti-Pelosi Dems Most Likely to Cave

Some of the most vocal Democrats who oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker Pelosi are reportedly ready to cave in to her demands.

Bloomberg News reported that the longtime Democratic caucus leader is nearing a deal with so-called “rebels” who oppose her ascension to speaker. In exchange for their votes, which Pelosi will need, these Democrats are attempting to get the caucus to agree to term limits for leadership positions. Under the proposed deal, Pelosi could only serve as the top Democrat for four more years.

The math is such that Pelosi will need to peel off some Democrats who had previously pledged to oppose her. So, who are the Democrats most likely to cave?

The deal was orchestrated in a meeting Tuesday afternoon with three of the Democratic holdouts — Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bill Foster of Illinois and Linda Sanchez of California, two of the people said. Representatives Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Filemon Vela of Texas are also said to support the arrangement.

Moulton’s presence on this list is notable, as he’s seen as one of the leaders of the anti-Pelosi movement among Democrats in Congress. All five signed a letter pledging they would not back Pelosi.

Among the 16 who signed that letter, two have already flip-flopped and pledged to support Pelosi. Another was on the receiving end of pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Tuesday to do the same.

Both of Pelosi’s top lieutenants, Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Jim Clyburn (D-SC), said they are opposed to any term limits.

If the five responsible for orchestrating this deal with Pelosi flip as well, she’ll be closer than ever to achieving her goal of being the first person to take back the speaker’s gavel since Sam Rayburn in the 1950s.

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