Majority Of Congressional Black Caucus Backs Pelosi Over Fudge, A Member, For Speaker

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 6: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks off stage after speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosts a ceremonial swearing-in event for current and newly-elected members of the114th Congress.  (Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)
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Despite the rumbles of rebellion, most members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for speaker over possible contender Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), a member of the caucus.

According to a Thursday Politico report, many still see Pelosi as the best person for the job despite members’ long-held wish to see a black representative in the speakership role.

“She knows that, she knows that, she knows I’m for Pelosi,” Rep. Jim Clyburn (R-SC), the top African American in the House, told Politico of Fudge, his good friend. “I’m supporting Pelosi, I’m supporting Hoyer, and I hope they’re supporting me.”

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