Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Monday on "The Story" that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is the top Democrat on Republicans' list of people they would want to see as an opposition leader in the House.

Martha MacCallum discussed whether some in the GOP would consider supporting Pelosi for the speakership, since it appears she does not yet have the votes in her caucus.

"It'd be really hard for Republicans to do that, but there is no greater foil than Nancy Pelosi," Chaffetz said.

He added that intra-caucus elections normally happen this week, but the fact that no speaker has been chosen shows Pelosi does not have the votes needed.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, a longtime House Democrat from Cleveland, said she is considering challenging Pelosi.


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Democratic analyst Richard Fowler said Pelosi is a proven effective leader for her caucus.

He said that on another network, Pelosi noted that "one thing her father taught her was how to count."

Pelosi's father, the late former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., was a very powerful Democrat in Maryland politics in the mid-20th Century.

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