UPDATED 9:28 AM PT – Sat. Nov. 24, 2018
A group of Democrat lawmakers are withholding votes for Nancy Pelosi as next House speaker.
According to reports Friday, House Democrats are looking to pressure Pelosi into supporting a rules reform package, which would essentially weaken her control in the lower chamber.
In a statement, lawmakers of the Problem Solves Caucus said they will only vote for a House speaker who will back the gridlock rules changes.
They went on to say, after meeting with Pelosi last week, they fear Congress will face obstruction efforts of the common sense majority.
This follows recent polls, showing several members of the Democrat party are shying away from Pelosi as the next House speaker.
Meantime, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will support Representative Nancy Pelosi’s bid to be the next Speaker of the House.
In a statement Friday, Cuomo said there was “no comparable-tested alternative to Pelosi,” adding she’s a great friend to the state of New York.
Some congressional Democrats had been pressuring Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge to challenge Pelosi for the job, but Fudge said she will endorse Pelosi.
House Democrats will choose their nominee next week, and the House will vote on a speaker in January.