Statement from Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur Supporting Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker

November 14, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the Dean of the Ohio Delegation and longest-serving woman in the House, today released the following statement regarding her support for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House:

“As House Democrats weigh candidates for top leadership positions in the 116th Congress, Nancy Pelosi presents the broadest experience and soundest measure to be reelected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, a position second-in-line to the Presidency. 

“Through wars, deep recessions, September 11 and other national and legislative challenges — time and again her leadership demonstrated putting the national interest first, grace under pressure, dogged dedication to assisting her colleagues and an openness to listening to all points of view. As she would advise ‘unity’ is its own message.

“No possible candidate can match Nancy Pelosi’s indefatigable, consistent determination to restore a Democratic majority against tremendous odds.

“At this critical juncture of restoring a balance of power in the Legislative branch of the federal government, our Caucus’ primary consideration should be supporting a proven Leader whose batting average cannot be matched.”