by Penka Arsova
Two Democratic newcomers in the House skipped questions about whether they will support Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) bid to keep her position as the House Speaker.
The story: Reps.-elect Cori Bush (D-MO) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) on Sunday appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” for an interview with Dana Bash. When Bash asked then if they would vote for Pelosi for House Speaker, they declined to offer a concrete answer.
Bush, who defeated Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. in her district in August before winning in November, said she will follow her constituent’s wishes. “What I’m going to do is make sure that the voices of the people of St. Louis are heard, and that we have what we need, and so you’ll find out then … I’m working with my community,” she told Bash.
Bash then turned to Bowman, who ousted longtime Rep. Eliot Engel. “You will find out when my vote is tallied. And again, organizing with our community to figure out what’s best,” she said.