How a Republican could be elected House speaker on Jan. 3 January 03, 2021 - 00:00 Posted in: News Democrats are facing a nightmare scenario which would see a Republican elected Speaker of the House on Jan. 3, ending Nancy Pelosi’s reign despite Democrats holding a slim majority. It would only take a small number of Democrats being exposed to covid prior to the vote for Pelosi to potentially be ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!