No Jack Murtha for Majority Leader.
House Democrats on Thursday chose Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer to be House majority leader over Rep. John Murtha, the choice of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, in line to become speaker.
Hoyer was elected on a vote of 149-86.
So Pelosi’s #2 didn’t get chosen. Nothing like starting your Speaker career with a loss.
I was hoping Murtha would get the nod. But it looks like too many Democrats knew about his corruption ties.