BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Reelected US House Speaker

The Washington Post reports:

Pelosi was reelected speaker Sunday in a House contest marked by the absences of several lawmakers who have contracted the coronavirus.

The 80-year-old California Democrat, the only woman in history to serve as speaker, secured what might be her last two-year term in the top post. She will lead a razor-thin Democratic majority in the House, with Democrats controlling 222 seats to the GOP’s 211, with two vacancies.

A handful of Democratic lawmakers defected during Sunday’s vote. Rep. Jared Golden (Maine) voted for Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) to serve as House speaker; Rep. Conor Lamb (Pa.) voted for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.); and Reps. Abigail Spanberger (Va.), Elissa Slotkin (Mich.) and Mikie Sherrill (N.J.) voted present.