Support for Pelosi

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To the Editor;
Maneuvering has begun in Washington among the Democrats to choose the next speaker of the House. I am not a big fan of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and neither is our Rep.-elect Jared Golden. He indicated during the campaign his intention to try to vote for an alternative candidate for speaker.

A couple of weeks ago I sent him an email where I suggested that Pelosi might actually be the best choice. Even though the Democrats will have a majority in the U.S. House, they’ll be navigating a political minefield sewn by the Republicans and President Donald Trump. Mistakes could seriously jeopardize Democrats’ chances at the polls in 2020.

So I’m urging Golden to elect an experienced, shrewd and battle-hardened politico like Pelosi to deal with the Republicans over the next two years. She knows how to stand up to Trump and even turn the tables on him. If Golden wants to vote against her for the position of speaker, wait until 2020.

David P. Frasz

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