BREAKING: House Electing New Speaker RIGHT NOW
via The Hill— The House of Representatives is set to elect Representative Nancy Pelosi as its new speaker according to reports on Thursday.
As reported by thehill.com
It’s a huge day in the House, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) set to be elected to a second stint as Speaker, and Democrats ready to take control of the body and pass legislation that would end the shutdown.
The day will begin with the Speaker’s vote and also include the swearing in of new members.
Votes on the legislation to end the shutdown will come later. The bills have been rejected by President Trump and the Senate, which remains in GOP hands.
Pelosi has invited a star-studded guest list to witness history when she reclaims the Speaker’s gavel on Thursday.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Pelosi has asked legendary singer Tony Bennett, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and television personality Tim Gunn to sit in the House gallery during the Speaker’s vote.
Also in attendance will be DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Stephanie Shriock and Ellen Malcolm of EMILY’s List, and the presidents of Georgetown University and Trinity Washington University.
– Melanie Zanona