WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats who had tried to derail her bid to become House speaker announced they’d come to an agreement Wednesday that would all but ensure her election to the post.
As the price for winning decisive support from her opponents, Pelosi, a California Democrat, announced she was “comfortable” with a proposal for term limits on leadership positions within the Democratic caucus.
The deal will provide a clear path to victory for Pelosi to become the most powerful Democrat in government. That would give her a top role in confronting President Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns and put a woman at the helm of next year’s diverse crop of House Democrats.
Source: Nancy Pelosi set to become House Speaker after deal with Democrats