Although it’s not official, there is speculation that Rep. Marcia Fudge, a liberal Democrat from northeastern Ohio and the former head of the Congressional Black Caucus, could challenge Pelosi, the HuffPost reported Thursday.
Fudge, 66, supported Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan’s failed attempt to unseat Pelosi as Democratic leader in 2016.
“I don’t hate Nancy,” Fudge told HuffPost.
The group of Democrats opposing Pelosi has not officially released its letter and the number of people on it could change, CBS News reported.
“I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes,” she told the media.
In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018