Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Nancy Pelosi made history again by becoming the Speaker of the House. She's the only woman to ever hold the position which she previously held between 2007-2011. Political observers believe with Pelosi in power, radical social issues like sanctuary cities, funding for Planned Parenthood, and transgender rights will be pushed. Of course, abortion rights will be will be promoted as seen in negotiations over the government shutdown. Democratic leaders tried to overturn the Mexico City policy which prohibits government funding of international agencies that are involved in promoting abortion. Some observers also believe that Pelosi may pursue impeachment charges against President Trump. However, conviction isn't likely with a Republican Senate, but such a move would further polarize the country and set the stage for the 2020 presidential race.