'Start Here' podcast: House Democrats vote on new leaders

Nancy Pelosi struggles to wrangle enough votes to reclaim the Speaker's gavel.
1:42 | 11/28/18

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Transcript for 'Start Here' podcast: House Democrats vote on new leaders
I data Washington today it's a big day on Capitol Hill for house Democrats they're about to vote for their next slate of leaders Nancy. Pollster believes she will win enough support to become the house speaker for the second time she's been doing a lot of work to make that happen. ABC's Brett milking has the details Brett. An as yet Nancy Pelosi has wrangled tough votes before but she has been working behind the scenes for weeks now all the preparation for today. Several progressives won the races on platforms of change sometimes vowing to oppose pull OC but in the last week she is picked up endorsements one by one. I asked ABC senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce straight up. Is this the day Nancy Pelosi effectively become the speaker. To be quite blunt yes I think she will. This is sort of a pre vote if you will the final vote doesn't happen for several more weeks but we have today. Is this vote amongst the Democrats right so Pelosi just need to get a majority. And Pelosi has an uphill battle for her there had been a lot of elbow twisting going on. But we have seen this remarkable over the past couple weeks which is that Nancy Pelosi is one by one been able to pick people up which is why Nancy Pelosi. Is quite frankly very good at this job and why so many think she should hold this job because no one. Know what wits votes with Nancy Pelosi especially when it's votes. So what you gonna see today guys is. Think this like a primary right Nancy below sea will still need to win 218 votes on the house floor to become speaker in January. But this year is probably the biggest hurdle fuel face. But the have a lot more on the congressional brinksmanship on start here later this morning listen on apple podcasts where your favorite podcasting app. And just an act appreciate the update their Brad thank you.

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