On Nov. 28, U.S. House Democrats resoundingly picked current Speaker Nancy Pelosi as their nominee for the same position
Pelosi was nominated as speaker in a closed-door meeting by a vote of 203-32 vote. However, some Democrats have been attempting to derail Pelosi's runand she will probably need 218 votes when the entire floor votes in January.
Also, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the current minority whip, was elected majority leader in the new Congress, while Rep. James Clyburn is majority whip.
LGBTQ media-advocacy organization GLAAD issued a statement praising Pelosi's nomination. GLAAD President/CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, "Congresswoman Pelosi was with us when many were against us. As the current administration aims to erase LGBTQ people from the fabric of this nation at every turn, we need an ally like her holding the Speaker's gavel and fighting for acceptance of all Americans."