Thompson Issues Dear Colleague in Support of Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued a letter to fellow House Democrats urging them to join him in supporting Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Text of his letter is as follows:
It will come as no surprise that my choice for Speaker of the House of Representatives is Nancy Pelosi. She’s been my pick from day one and it’s because I’ve seen the depth and breadth of what she can accomplish for the American people starting the moment she is sworn in.
My support is based on what I’ve seen her accomplish and how she’s brought out the best in our caucus. She identifies the talent and skills of caucus members and allows them to do their good work.
The result has been preventing a major depression in 2008, passing the Affordable Care Act with protections for people with pre-existing conditions, implementing a recovery act that put people to work and saved our economy, passing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and helping to pass legislation to provide our veterans with great opportunities.
When I ran for Congress the first time it was against a Republican in a Republican-leaning district and I was proud to have her support. My opponent then and every one since has raised her as an issue, but it never worked and it never will.
Nancy is a true professional and will lead our party to another great victory in 2020. Under her leadership, we will deliver for the American people.
As a Vietnam combat veteran, I know there is no one in our caucus I’d rather share a proverbial foxhole with than Nancy Pelosi.
I encourage you to join in support of Nancy and let’s get to doing the work our constituents sent us here to do.
Member of Congress
Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.