November 28, 2018

How Will They Vote Behind Closed Doors?

This morning, 12 newly elected House Democrats will make their first decision on behalf of their constituents and vote for or against Nancy Pelosi. This group proudly touted their opposition to Pelosi on the campaign trail and even in their post-election victory laps.

Will they make their votes known to their constituents? Or break their first promise as a member of Congress?

Here’s a scorecard to help you keep track:

✅ = Keep Their Anti-Pelosi Promise

❌= Break Their Anti-Pelosi Promise

Jason Crow (CO-06) Said He Wouldn’t Vote For Pelosi Even If His Was The Deciding Vote. BOYD: “You won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi even if it comes down to your vote making the difference?” CROW: “That’s correct. I mean I made a promise to the people of this community that we need a new generation of leadership.” (CBS Denver, 11/9/18)

✅ OR 

Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) Confirmed That She Would Not Be Supporting Pelosi Saying “No, I Mean I’ve Been Really Clear For A Long Time Now.” BOLDUAN: “Congresswoman-elect Slotkin you have come out, you were very public that you will not support Nancy Pelosi. Does anything in that change post-Tuesday?” SLOTKIN: “No, I mean I’ve been really clear for a long time now.”(CNN, 11/9/18)

✅ OR 

Haley Stevens (MI-11) Insisted That She Did Not Support Nancy Pelosi’s Bid For Speaker Of The House. STEVENS: “At this time, she does not have my support as speaker.” (MI-11 Candidates Forum, 4/23/18)

✅ OR 

Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02) Told CNN That He Did Not Support Nancy Pelosi For Speaker And Intended To Vote ‘No’ On The House Floor.  RAJU: “Are you concerned about backlash if you vote against her, and she becomes the speaker that this could hurt you getting committee assignments and other things like this?” VAN DREW: “I guess. To be totally objective, I would have to say, ‘yes.’ Um, however, I am always very hopeful that we all rise above that. And this is America, and we’re allowed to have different viewpoints and still move forward.” RAJU: “Now, Jeff Van Drew was more firm about his ‘no,’ intention to vote ‘no’ on the House Floor of Nancy Pelosi. He did tell me that he did hope to stand by what he told voters. He plans to do that—that he would oppose Nancy Pelosi. (CNN, 11/14/18)

✅ OR 

Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) Stated That She Would Not Be Supporting Nancy Pelosi For Speaker. SHERRILL: “I’ve made a commitment to my district that I would not be supporting Nancy Pelosi.” (CNN11/14/18)

✅ OR 

Max Rose (NY-11) Said He Would Not Vote For Nancy Pelosi For Speaker Of The House Under Any Circumstances. CAVUTO: “Who do you want to lead you guys? You’re not keen on Nancy Pelosi.” ROSE: “I’m not a supporter of Nancy Pelosi. I’m not voting for her.” (Fox News, 11/14/18)

✅ OR 

Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) Ran A Campaign Ad That Said “I Think It’s Time For New Leadership On Both Sides Of The Aisle In Washington And That’s Why I Won’t Support Nancy Pelosi.” BRINDISI: “I think it’s time for new leadership on both sides of the aisle in Washington and that’s why I won’t support Nancy Pelosi.” (Anthony Brindisi For Congress, 6/20/18)

✅ OR 

Joe Cunningham (SC-01) Said He Will Not Vote For Nancy Pelosi For Speaker. HUNT: “If Nancy Pelosi is running for Speaker and she says she is, do you plan to vote in favor of her for speaker?” CUNNINGHAM: “I will not and I said that from day one our very first day out of the gates in this campaign and it is nothing against Nancy Pelosi personally, it’s a matter of having new leadership and new ideas.” (MSNBC, 11/12/18)

✅ OR 

Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) Confirmed She Would Not Vote For Pelosi. SPANBERGER: “I think we need new leaders at all levels, because if we want to change the ineffective conversations we need to change the people who are having them and the people who are directing them.” FREDERICKS: “So that means no, you wouldn’t vote for Nancy.” SPANBERGER: “Correct.” (The John Fredericks Show, 6/28/18)

✅ OR 

Jared Golden (ME-02) Claimed He “Repeatedly” Said That He Does Not Support Nancy Pelosi For Leader And That He “[Doesn’t] Support Her Agenda.” GOLDEN: “I’ve said repeatedly, I don’t support Nancy Pelosi for leader, I don’t support her agenda, I have a record of fighting for middle class tax cuts in the legislature.” (WMTW, 10/17/18)

✅ OR 

 Ben McAdams (UT-04) Said “As I’ve Said Repeatedly, I Will Not Vote For Nancy Pelosi.” MCADAMS: “As I’ve said repeatedly, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi.” (Remarks At Utah 4th Congressional District Debate, 10/15/18)

✅ OR 

Gil Cisneros (CA-39) Said “I Think It’s Time For New Voices And New Leadership” When Asked If He would Support Pelosi. CISNEROS: “I think it’s time for new voices and new leadership. I think it’s time for new people to step up and new people to start filling those leadership roles.” (Bloomberg, 8/10/18)

✅ OR