Beatty said any attempts to undermine Pelosi for speaker are “unwarranted and fly in the face of her stellar and unrivaled leadership that led Democrats to victory in the House.”
“Let’s support the majority and make her Speaker,” she said.
Two other Democrats — Rep. Marcia Fudge of Cleveland and Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo — have not announced whether they support Pelosi for speaker or not. Fudge said before the election that she supports Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., for speaker, but Clyburn has since indicated that he does not plan to seek the top House position. Fudge has not indicated her plans in the aftermath of Clyburn’s announcement, according to a Fudge spokeswoman.