Nancy Pelosi Steps Down
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she is stepping down as a Democratic leader in Congress.
“Never did I think I’d go from homemaker to House Speaker,” Pelosi said in remarks from the House floor.
Pelosi, 82, has been a leader among congressional Democrats for 20 years. She said she wouldn’t run for leadership again, but plans to remain as a House lawmaker.
“The hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect,” she said.
Axios reported that many consider Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) to be Pelosi’s natural successor.
Pelosi wasn’t the only seasoned Democrat to announce that they would be stepping away from their leadership roles.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), 83, and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), 82, both announced they would also not be running for leadership again while remaining in Congress.
Pelosi’s announcement came shortly after Republicans won control of the House.
“The Speaker and I have disagreed frequently and forcefully over the years, but I have seen firsthand the depth and intensity of her commitment to public service,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a statement.
“There is no question that the impact of Speaker Pelosi’s consequential and path-breaking career will long endure,” he added.
3 comments on Nancy Pelosi Steps Down
This treasonous whacko communist witch should have stepped down long ago.
Like all criminal elites they do so to keep from being prosecuted for their crimes.
its about time this greedy pos stepped down ,shes been a traitor to the people of this country too long,! now i want to see if she pays her share of taxes ,on the criminal enterprizes she involved with ! her and her perverted husband !i wonder how much they have been tied to epstines plane !
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