January 4th According to the CNN website of the United States, Pelosi won by a narrow margin on the 3rd local time and was re-elected as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the election held on the afternoon of the 3rd, Pelosi won 216 votes, surpassing the 209 votes of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. According to US media, this is the fourth time Pelosi, 80, has been Speaker of the House of Representatives, and she is also the third speaker to win with less than 218 votes in the past 25 years.
NBC pointed out that the 3rd was the day of swearing in the 117th Congress of the United States.
In a letter to colleagues that morning Pelosi said the new Congress will meet in “very difficult times”: “Each of our communities has been severely affected by the epidemic and the economic crisis: 350,000 people have tragically died in the epidemic, more than 20 million people have contracted COVID-19, and millions have lost their jobs – this The loss is almost incomprehensible.
She also said, “Thank you very much for the trust.”
Pelosi was sworn in as the new Congress of the United States and was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
January 3rd local time, the 117th Congress of the United States was officially sworn in.
In the election for Speaker of the House that day, Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi from California narrowly defeated House Republican Kevin McCarthy to win her fourth term as Speaker of the House by a narrow margin of 216 to 209.
Pelosi, 80 years old, successfully ran for Congress in 1987 and has been re-elected successively. She was first elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in January 2007 and left office in January 2011.
In January 2019, Pelosi was re-elected as Speaker of the House, and she is the only female Speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States to date.
“From political divides to deadly pandemics to rivals around the world, there are many and very serious obstacles ahead of us,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after taking the swearing-in on the 3rd.
Pelosi’s narrow win of reelection shows Democrats’ difficulty in passing new legislation in a new Congress, Wall Street Journal commented.