Nancy Pelosi becomes Speaker of The House, 116th Congress is most diverse ever

"The honorable Nancy Pelosi of California, having received the majority of the votes cast is duly elected the representative for the 116th Congress."

And after those words were spoken, cheers and clapping and a standing ovation for the Speaker-Elect.

Nancy Pelosi is now @SpeakerPelosi.


Today, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) became Speaker of the House of Representatives for the second time in her political career, after earning a majority of votes from her Democratic colleagues.

Since 2003, Pelosi has served as the top Democrat in the House. In 2007, she became the first female Speaker ever.

She cleared the majority threshold required to retake the gavel easily from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who today officially becomes the new Republican leader.

Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi of Baltimore, Maryland is making history again, leading the most diverse Congress in history.

She did not come to play. Pelosi is gonna (metaphorically) cut Trump's head off and feed it to his dyin' ass.

Heck yeah.

Earlier today, Congresswoman Pelosi spoke on NBC's 'Today' about what a Trump impeachment would mean. "We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason."

Some tweeted color highlights from observers of the congressional chambers, below.

The Republicans were mostly quiet during the roll call, but loudly booed when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young Latina firebrand freshman congresswoman from the Bronx, voted for Pelosi, presumably because they were hoping AOC would vote against her.

They love the 'catfight' narrative, and they are likely sorry it didn't happen.

There were also some weird write-in candidates who aren't members of Congress (this is allowed), as well as this: Dem Rep. Jeff Van Drew voted "No." Just, "No."

Okay. Noted.

Best part about the whole thing, though, was this kid, who we think was Pelosi's granddaughter. Or the Muslim congresswoman whose sons dabbed with her to celebrate her swearing-in.