>> She led Democrats to victory in Tuesday's battle to control the House of Representatives. Now, Democratic Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi facing another test, getting elected as house speaker by members of her own party. With some calling for fresh leadership, including several newly elected house members, who vowed not to support Pelosi during their campaigns.
Ginger Gibson has the story.>> Republicans tried to make nasty policy, a focal point of their criticism of Democrats. Those attacks in turn prompted some Democrats, to take noncommittal positions on Pelosi as future leader, or in some cases decided they would not support her. However we have seen this before, and most of the time that doesn't become reality, once his number show up in Washington.
Furthermore, Nancy Pelosi single-handedly raised, more than half of the campaign cash, the house Democrats spent winning this election. A position that is gonna make her very strong, including with some of those new members, who might have suggested they would support someone else.>> Those new members include Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia.
Both of whom have said it's time for the next generation to take the party reins. But 78 year old Pelosi on Wednesday is saying she still wants the job.>> And I think am the best person to go forward to unify, to negotiate. I'm a good negotiator.>> President Trump on Wednesday giving Pelosi an unexpected endorsement.
>> I think she deserves it. She’s fought long and hard, she’s a very capable person.>> And so far, Pelosi seems to have a clear path to House Speaker.>> At this point, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have a challenger, and sources close to the caucus tell me, that while one might materialize, its unlikely to be someone who's got the experience or the ability to really pull votes away from her.
>> Pelosi made history from 2007 to 2011 as a first woman speaker. If she's elected to the position again, she would become the first house speaker to take back the gavel after losing it, since 1953.>> God bless you.