The American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on November 6 that the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, officially announced his re-election for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to US media reports, on November 6, local time, House Speaker Pelosi stated in an open letter to Democrats that he would run for the post of House Speaker again.
According to the U.S. Constitution, the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives is elected by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Therefore, this post often comes from a political party with a majority in the House of Representatives, and the term of office is two years.
Formally, the Speaker of the House of Representatives is the highest official in the U.S. legislature, and in the order of presidential succession, he is the second in line after the vice president of the United States.
According to the current election data of the Associated Press, as of press time, the Democratic Party of the United States has obtained 212 seats in the House of Representatives during this election, temporarily leading the Republican Party of the United States.
Although the Democratic Party is currently leading for the time being, many senior Democratic Party leaders, including Pelosi, are not satisfied with this result.
According to US media reports, the current election situation is not as optimistic as Pelosi predicted before the election. Another Democratic member and House of Representatives Shelly Storrs said that the Democratic Party suffered “unexpected losses” in the fight for seats in the House of Representatives in some areas.
“This is a life and death battle that determines the destiny of democracy. We may not be able to win every battle, but we have to win this war.” Pelosi spoke to his colleagues in the party at the meeting on the current election situation.
In 2006, Pelosi was elected to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives for the first time, becoming the first female speaker in the history of the United States, and re-elected this post twice in 2008 and 2016.