Pelosi wins bid to lead Democrats in US House

WASHINGTON —US Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday chose House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead the party into the Joe Biden era and preside over their narrow House majority as the most powerful person in Congress.

The 80-year-old Pelosi — the highest-ranking woman in US congressional history and outgoing President Donald Trump’s chief nemesis on Capitol Hill — ran unopposed for the top job.

She was nominated in a virtual leadership election, the first of its kind as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m thrilled, I’m excited, and I can’t wait to be working with the new president of the United States, Joe Biden and (vice president) Kamala Harris,” Pelosi said…

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