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Ryan vows to vote against Pelosi for speaker of House

Nov 20, 2018 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and 15 other members of the incoming Congress committed to withholding their vote for Nancy Pelosi as House speaker, even on the floor of the House.

The move is unusual. Unlike caucus leader elections, the speaker is chosen by the entire House. Typically, members support the agreed-upon candidate of their party, even after contentious internal deliberations.

Ryan, a Youngstown-area Democrat, and the other members said in a Monday letter that they were committed to ...