Nancy Pelosi Flips Another Democrat Rebel into Supporter with Infrastructure Deal Promise.
Nancy Pelosi, House Minority leader and Democrat speakership candidate, flipped her second Democrat rebel on Wednesday from being opposed to her candidacy to retake the speaker’s gavel to supporting her.
With a promise of an infrastructure deal and backup from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on Wednesday, Pelosi was able to convince Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY), a Democrat from Upstate New York, to flip from pledging to oppose her candidacy for the speakership on the floor of the House in January to publicly endorsing her. The move comes in the wake of Pelosi’s winning back Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) on Tuesday with a promise of a subcommittee chairmanship after a letter Fudge had written backing a disgraced former judge convicted of beating his wife brutally and now accused of killing his wife.
“Rep. Brian Higgins, in a reversal, will back Nancy Pelosi for speaker,” is the latest headline in the Buffalo News in Upstate New York in a piece that details hows the Democrat has now endorsed Pelosi after earlier this week being a signatory to a letter in which he and others had pledged to oppose her. more here