Guwahati News Desk: Amidst the rising coronavirus crisis and political uncertainty, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Congresswoman has been re-elected as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives for the fourth time.
Pelosi secured 216 votes in a tight contest against Republican Kevin McCarthy, who got 209 Congressmen. According to the House Clerk, a total of 427 votes were cast.
The 80 years old in her Twitter handle on Sunday wrote:
“I am honored to be nominated by my colleagues to serve as the Speaker of the House for the 117th Congress.”
“Our work for the people continues, even in the face of this unprecedented national crisis. Tune in as I swear in Members of the 117th Congress. As we are sworn in today, we accept a responsibility as daunting and demanding as any that previous generations of leadership have faced. Our most urgent priority will continue to be defeating the coronavirus – and defeat it, we will!”
“We owe it to the American people to Build Back Better in a way that advances justice throughout our country.”