On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi was reelected as House Speaker.
According to @apnews, the California Democrat received 216 votes opposite of her opponent, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, in which he received 207 votes.
Nancy stated that they were to “begin the new Congress during a time of extraordinary difficulty.” After the last Congress passed a relief package in its waning days, she stressed that lawmakers’ “most urgent priority will continue to be defeating the coronavirus,” @npr reports.
As you may know, TMZ reported that the House Speaker’s San Francisco home was the site of a reported act of vandalism on New Year’s Eve, that authorities think could be linked to the ongoing fight for increased stimulus payments. Pelosi’s garage door and driveway was reportedly spray-painted with “Cancel Rent!” and “We Want Everything” in big black letters on her door.
There also appeared to be a pig’s head and fake blood staged in front of her garage. Local San Francisco authorities confirmed that they responded to a vandalism call at Nancy Pelosi’s home around 3 AM. A police report was then filed, but as of right now, it’s unclear if there are any clear suspects.
As previously reported, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell completely rejecting the proposal of increasing payments to $2,000.
Nancy Pelosi publicly called out McConnell earlier this week during a heated congressional hearing after he claimed there was “no realistic path” to make it happen.
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