Let's talk about this letter signed by the 15 Democrats-elect who say they won't vote for Pelosi. (McAdams signed but his race isn't called yet.) 1/ #mondaymotivation #teampelosi
That's 15 out of at least 233 Democrats who will vote for Speaker in January. (3 seats are still too close to call.) That leaves 218 Dems, which is how many she needs to be confirmed.
But "not voting for Nancy Pelosi" and "voting against Nancy Pelosi" are two different things. 2/
Right now, there is no one challenging Pelosi, so it's hard to say who these Dems will be voting *for* if they aren't backing her, but let's back up a minute.

If a few of the people who say they aren't voting for Pelosi vote "present", those votes don't count for anyone. 3/
So, Pelosi could win without the requisite 218 votes.

The real problem isn't the division in the Democratic Party.

It's the constant media narrative about the so-called division in the Democratic Party.

When's the last time Mitch McConnell came under this much scrutiny? 4/
How many stories did you read about that time in 2016 that 40 House Republicans were gearing up to try to oust Paul Ryan from his seat as Speaker?

What? You never heard about that?

Exactly. 5/

The GOP made Pelosi the bogeyman.

Trump made every race about whether Democrats supported Pelosi or not.

Every time a reporter got in a Democrat's face, they asked whether the candidate would support Pelosi.

They took Trump's bait.
Let's not do the same.
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