Walz seeks leadership vote delay, ultimately backs Pelosi
1st District DFL Congressman Tim Walz had initially pushed to delay electing the new minority leader, according to spokeswoman Meredith Salsbery. He pushed for the later date because "he thinks we need to have a very serious discussion about how to ensure ideas from all parts of our diverse caucuses are heard and considered in House leadership."
But when the caucus opted to go ahead with a vote on Wednesday, Walz ultimately supported re-electing Nancy Pelosi as the Democrats' leader.
"Rep. Walz made the choice to support someone who has been an aggressive champion of the veterans’ issues he cares so deeply about, Speaker Pelosi. Continuing his work on veterans’ affairs will be a top priority and he looks forward to fighting for veterans in the upcoming Congress," Salsbery said in a statement.