“There’s not a Democrat in Washington who doubts Nancy Pelosi will be elected as speaker on Jan. 3. That is, as long as everybody shows up,” Politico reports.
“Pelosi and her supporters have begun a weeks-long lobbying blitz to ensure that virtually every House Democrat will be present to vote on that first Sunday next month. It’s not just the slimmer majority on Pelosi’s mind. Democrats say the biggest threat is achieving near-perfect attendance amid a raging virus that’s infected dozens of members this year.”
“A single Democrat forced to stay home because of illness or quarantine could upset Pelosi’s careful balancing act.”