Incoming N.J. Dem lawmaker says she won't vote for Pelosi as Speaker

Incoming N.J. Dem lawmaker says she won't vote for Pelosi as Speaker

Rep.-elect Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) said Monday that she will not be voting for current House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force On The Money: GOP senator floats options to prevent shutdown | Republicans stunned by Trump shutdown threat | Schumer insists Dems won't budge on wall | Pelosi expects fierce fight over Trump tax returns | Trump warns GM won't be treated well after layoff Will Congress score headlines or legislative wins in next session? MORE (D-Calif.) to serve as Speaker.

"I have been talking about how important it is we have new leadership in Congress right now," Sherrill told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Monday. "And so I won’t be voting for Nancy Pelosi."

"But she has been a very effective Speaker to this point," she added.


"I do think it is important we move forward with new leadership."

There has been some opposition against Pelosi among Democrats, threatening to undercut her run for Speaker.

However, Democratic House leadership has supported Pelosi and on Sunday, the top three Democrats on the House's investigative committees came out in support of her.

The likely next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), said Sunday that Pelosi has his support.

"I think she's one of the finest legislative craftspeople of our time," he added in appearance on CNN's "State of the Union."

Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsWill Congress score headlines or legislative wins in next session? Pelosi agrees to term limits vote; insurgency collapses Black Caucus huddles as talk of term limits heats up MORE (D-Md.) and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffIntel panel expects to refer more cases of suspected lying to Mueller Adam Schiff: Justice should ‘re-examine’ whether it can indict sitting president Democrats signal growing interest in examining ties between NRA, Russia MORE (D-Calif.) also voiced their support.

We need the strongest general that we have. We need the best tactician. We need the best organizer. And that's her," said Schiff, the soon-to-be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, while on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"She's got my vote. Nancy Pelosi is battle-tested," said Cummings, who is slated to become chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Hill has reached out to Pelosi's office for comment.