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It’s true that Pelosi will need to win the support of at least 15 of those who voted “no” or abstained on Wednesday. But Pelosi sources say her strategy has always been to expect some defections in caucus—and then expect most of those defectors to back her against McCarthy on the floor. Moulton may be more wounded by the battle than Pelosi, his crusade against her having ignited a backlash in his district that could force him to fight for his seat, even as he was rumored to be eyeing a White House run.

So how did Pelosi do it?

In fact, the office protest that so many reporters depicted as damaging to the Democratic leader was a turning point in her winning back control. She defused the situation by telling the Capitol Police not to make any arrests and praising the protesters. “Deeply inspired by the young activists & advocates leading the way on confronting climate change,” she wrote on Twitter, and reaffirmed her October promise to establish a climate-action committee.

Ocasio-Cortez replied with equal grace. “Should Leader Pelosi become the next speaker of the House, we need to tell her that we’ve got her back in showing and pursuing the most progressive energy agenda that this country has ever seen,” she tweeted, leaving the door open to supporting the San Francisco Democrat’s leadership bid.

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