It is well said that history repeats and it is time to see whether the same goes true with Nancy Pelosi, who was speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011 and then became the highest-serving women in American politics. If she regain the title again in January, she will pave way to one another history, but the road seems bumpy. Several democrats want a fresh face.
Seventeen members of Congress have vowed in a signed letter would not support Nancy Pelosi, who need 218 votes on the floor in January to be elected as Speaker.
Amid all such some are saying gender is playing a role in not backing Nancy Pelosi even though the midterm election saw record-breaking result for female candidates.
According to experts the current situation of Nancy Pelosi shows a quintessential dilemma that women in politics face. They run for election, they win the election, but it becomes a doubt how far they can ascend in governing body.
Director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics, Debbie Walsh, said women who try to attain high level leadership positions are more likely victimized in politics.
It is to note that 14 of the seventeen Democrats who have signed a letter not to back Nancy Pelosi are men.
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