WASHINGTON | Pelosi starts bid for speakership with kind words from Trump

WASHINGTON | Pelosi starts bid for speakership with kind words from Trump

WASHINGTON  — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged Wednesday as President Donald Trump’s preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority.

The Democratic leader is positioned to return to the speaker’s office after Democrats took back the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Already the only woman to have held the job, she would also become one of the few lawmakers to reclaim the gavel after losing it.

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