Nancy Pelosi Bids Adieu As The House Leader After 2 Decades

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi

The first-ever woman speaker of the US House announced the end of her 20-year period in office leading the House Democrats. Nancy Pelosi made the announcement one day after the GOP announced that they have taken control of the lower house.

Nancy Pelosi announced that the time had come for the next generation to take over the Democratic causes that she very deeply respects. She decided after the Democratic Party succeeded in preventing an expected GOP surge in the lower chamber, though the Republicans managed to finally end on a majority.

Pelosi informed the House Chamber that she would not be seeking reelection in the next Congress for the Democratic leadership post.

Nancy Pelosi’s Decision To Step Down Comes Weeks After The Attack On Her Husband

The decision also comes weeks after the vicious attack on Paul Pelosi, her husband, at their home in San Francisco, when she was away. Nancy Pelosi remains in Congress for one more term, representing the San Francisco district.

Barack Obama commended Nancy Pelosi as among the most consummate legislators in the country’s history. She was instrumental in ushering large parts of the Democratic agenda when he was at the helm, such as the Affordable Care Act.

Nancy Powell was the Speaker twice in 2006 and 2018 and lost it in 2010. Hakeem Jeffries, the New York Representative is the favorite for the post of the minority leader of the House now that Nancy Pelosi will step down from the leadership. She expressed her gratitude that many leaders were prepared to shoulder the substantial responsibility.

Nancy Pelosi remains the speaker through January 3 when the new Congress is sworn in with the GOP as the majority party. Kevin McCarthy remains the frontrunner for the majority leader post after he was nominated for the post by the House Republicans.

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