Nancy Pelosi’s last stand

The re-elected Democrat speaker faces her greatest battle yet as she takes on Trump and contends with her party’s radical left. 

After reclaiming the gavel on 3 January, Nancy Pelosi, who is 78, the only woman to be elected speaker of the US House of Representatives and the first lawmaker in over 50 years to hold the office twice, pledged that America’s 116th Congress would be “bipartisan and unifying”. She was setting herself a huge challenge. The government has been shut down since 22 December after President Donald Trump’s demand for a $5bn Mexican border wall.

As well as negotiating with an...
source: New Statesman

2019-01-10 19:48
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