Top House Dems on investigative committees endorse Pelosi for Speaker

Top House Dems on investigative committees endorse Pelosi for Speaker
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The top three Democrats on the House's investigative committees endorsed Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans On The Money: Falling impeachment support raises pressure for Dems on trade | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Biden eyes minimum tax for corporations | Fed's top regulator under pressure over Dodd-Frank rules Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Virginia moves to suspend Medicaid work rules | Powerful House panel sets 'Medicare for All' hearing | Hospitals sue over Trump price rule | FDA official grilled on vaping policy MORE (D-Calif.) for Speaker on Sunday.

"She's got my vote. Nancy Pelosi has been battle-tested," said Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsAdam Schiff's star rises with impeachment hearings Tucker Carlson calls Trump 'full-blown BS artist' in segment defending him from media coverage Elijah Cummings's daughters back former aide over widow in race to fill seat MORE (D-Md.), who is slated to become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee next year, on ABC's "This Week."

"I have watched her — I've said it many times, she's a phenomenal Speaker," he said. "And now that we have all of these women coming into the Congress it would be a damn shame that you then replaced this fearless leader with a man."

Cummings added that he looks forward to "working with [Pelosi] as Speaker."

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"I'm going to vote for her and encourage all my colleagues to vote for her."

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans Three legal scholars say Trump should be impeached; one thinks otherwise Poll: 46 percent of voters say Trump's Ukraine dealings constitute impeachable offense MORE (D-Calif.), the soon-to-be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, agreed with Cummings's endorsement.

"We need the strongest general that we have. We need the best tactician. We need the best organizer," Schiff told NBC's "Meet the Press." "And that's her. There's no one else, honestly, that comes close."

The likely next chairman of the Judiciary Committee also echoed that endorsement.

"I think she's one of the finest legislative craftspeople of our time," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on CNN's "State of the Union," referring to Pelosi.

"Without her leadership, we wouldn't have the Affordable Care Act, we wouldn't have pre-existing conditions," he said. "She most certainly has my support, I would do anything I can to make sure she's the Speaker again."

Pelosi has been working to become Speaker when Democrats take over the chamber next year, but has faced some opposition.

She has been more moderate on impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE than some Democrats.

In an interview with The Atlantic published Sunday she said that she wants to see irrefutable evidence before she launches an impeachment effort so that Republicans would be on board.