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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDemocrats are playing voters on their fantasies for impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (D-Calif.) for Speaker on Sunday.

"She's got my vote. Nancy Pelosi has been battle-tested," said Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' White House denies Cummings's request for Stephen Miller to testify on immigration: reports Trump effort to stonewall faces thorny legal challenge 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 SchiffOn The Money: Treasury misses second Dem deadline on Trump tax returns | Waters renews calls for impeachment | Dem wants Fed pick to apologize for calling Ohio cities 'armpits of America' | Stocks reach record high after long recovery On The Money: Cain withdraws from Fed consideration | Says he didn't want 'pay cut' | Trump sues to block subpoena for financial records | Dems plot next move in Trump tax-return battle Pelosi downplays impeachment post-Mueller report 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 TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey 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.