Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats who have tried thwarting her drive to become House speaker seem near an accord that would all but assure she wins the job next year.
Democratic aides say Pelosi and lawmakers who’d tried blocking her were in agreement that she and other current party leaders would be limited to no more than two additional two-year terms in their posts. Her opponents say Pelosi and her top lieutenants should step aside for younger leaders.
Aides said an agreement, if reached, would all but certainly bring her the votes she’d need to be elected.
Aides said that before backing Pelosi, rebellious Democrats were awaiting a statement from her to ensure it follows the proposal. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private talks.