Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) announced support for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn for Democratic Whip in the 116th Congress, and indicated that she would sign letters to that effect. Congresswoman Watson Coleman issued the following statement:
“The American people didn’t just deliver blue wave — they delivered a wave of diverse, thoughtful and energetic new Members from coast to coast that better reflects the people of our great nation. Leader Pelosi, Whip Hoyer and Assistant Leader Clyburn have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to improving the lives of working families, achieving equal protections and access across gender, race and religion, protecting our environment and much more — and I am confident in their abilities to lead us in this moment of change.
“In this new majority, we will be better positioned than ever to set a positive agenda for the nation and finally hold President Trump accountable for his numerous conflicts of interest, questionable decision making and direct attacks on New Jersey families. With the leadership of Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn, Democrats will be well positioned to build a better future for every American family in the next Congress.”