Pelosi faces being ousted as she has slimmest Dem majority since Second World War & 'radical Squad' wields power

NANCY Pelosi faces being ousted as Speaker as members of the so-called Squad almost sank a bill calling for extra Capitol security funding.

She has the slimmest Democratic majority in the House since World War II as the party holds 219 seats compared to 211 for the GOP.

Left-wing Democrats almost voted down a bill that called for an extra $2billion to be provided for additional Capitol security, Fox News reports.

Rep Cori Bush of Missouri, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts joined with House Republicans to vote against the proposal.

She tweeted after the vote: “Investing more money in policing is always bad, actually.”

The vote passed 213-212 illustrating how thin the Speaker's majority is.

Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Jamaal Bowman voted “present” rather than against the bill.

Divisions within the Democrats emerged over Joe Biden's approach to the recent Israel-Gaza conflict.

Some congresswomen linked the violence to issues such as racism and illegal immigration in the US, the New York Post reports.

Congresswoman Pressley said: “As a black woman in America, I am no stranger to police brutality and state-sanctioned violence.

“We have been criminalized for the very way we show up in the world.

“Palestinians are being told the same thing as black folks in America: there is no acceptable form of resistance.”

Rep. Omar compared Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to an "ethno-nationalist".

She said: “How can we pay lip service to a Palestinian state, you do absolutely nothing to make that state a reality while the Israeli government we fund tries to make it impossible?”

In a New York Times op-ed, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Washington must stop being an apologist for the "right-wing" Netanyahu government.

Last month, some progressive lawmakers were critical of Biden's $1.8trillion American Families Plan, claiming it does not provide a "safety net" for working Americans.

Rep. Ritchie Torres, of New York, slammed the president for not permanently extending child tax credits.

He told Fox News last month: "We are in the midst of an FDR moment, which comes only once a century. If we let our FDR moment pass us by, without making the child tax credit permanent, we will live to regret it."

Pramila Jayapal, who represents Washington's 7th congressional district, urged Biden to go "big and bold" as she called for the president to deliver for Americans.

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