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 PelosiHouse Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting Trump: I don't have a racist bone in my body Ocasio-Cortez responds to fresh criticism from Trump 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 CummingsHouse poised to hold Barr, Ross in contempt Trump's family separation policy has taken US to 'lowest depth possible,' says former immigration lawyer Hillicon Valley: Twitter says Trump 'go back' tweet didn't violate rules | Unions back protests targeting Amazon 'Prime Day' | Mnuchin voices 'serious concerns' about Facebook crypto project | Congress mobilizes on cyber threats to electric grid MORE (D-Md.) and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe peculiar priorities of Adam Schiff Trump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify Mueller to give extended testimony after appearance postponed 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.