Five House Democrats opposed Pelosi retaining her Speaker role

Nancy Pelosi retained her Speaker role, but the margin was razor thin.

Five Democrats chose to oppose her retaining her speaker role.

Of the five who didn’t vote for Pelosi, 2 voted for someone else.

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) voted for Senator Tammy Duckworth.

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) voted for Hakeem Jeffries.

Three others simply voted “present” instead of Pelosi. Reps Mikie Sherill (D-NJ) Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA)

Slotkin said ahead of the vote “I’ve been pretty vocal about the need for more Midwestern leaders, people who represent areas like where I’m from. And also I think it’s important to be training a next generation of leaders, right? As just a healthy habit of building the bench. So I was upfront with her. We had a one-on-one conversation right after the election, just as we did back in 2018. And I’m going to vote to live up to that commitment to my district.”

Spanberger said “Last Congress, I kept my promise to vote for new leadership upon my swearing-in – and in this Congress, I remain consistent in my commitment to ushering in new leadership. Accordingly, I did not vote for Speaker Pelosi.”