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 PelosiCummings to lie in state at the Capitol House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union —Dem wants more changes to Pelosi drug pricing bill | Ebola outbreak wanes, but funding lags | Johnson & Johnson recalls batch of baby powder after asbestos traces found 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 CummingsBaltimore mayor looks to rename downtown courthouse after Cummings Cummings to lie in state at the Capitol Gowdy remembers political opponent, good friend Elijah Cummings MORE (D-Md.) and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Kasich says he'd back impeachment The Hill's 12:30 Report: White House does damage control after Mulvaney remarks 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.