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 PelosiPelosi uses Trump to her advantage Fake Pelosi video sparks fears for campaigns Trump goes scorched earth against impeachment talk 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 CummingsTrump goes scorched earth against impeachment talk Nancy Pelosi fends off impeachment wave — for now House Democrats, Trump lawyers ask appeals court to expedite subpoena case MORE (D-Md.) and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump declassification move unnerves Democrats Trump appeals order siding with House Democrats bank subpoenas 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.