Nancy Pelosi Steps Down As Democrat House Speaker, Says It’s Time For New Leadership

New York Post

(New York Post) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she will not seek re-election as the Democratic leader in the chamber after Republicans retook the majority in last week’s midterm elections.

Pelosi (D-Calif.), 82, has led House Democrats for nearly two decades, initially taking the helm as minority leader in 2003 and developing a reputation for enforcing strict party unity in key votes, which helped make her a villainous figure to Republicans.


The soon-to-be former speaker previously said her future plans would be affected by the health of her husband Paul, also 82, who was attacked by a hammer-wielding intruder at the couple’s San Francisco home last month and is recovering from a fractured skull.

Pelosi was born into a Maryland political family — her father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was Baltimore’s mayor and a House member himself. She served as House speaker twice — from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019.

The Democratic leader clung to her post despite calls within the party for a new generation of leaders. The House’s No. 2 Democrat, Steny Hoyer of Maryland, is 83 years old and No. 3 Democrat Jim Clyburn of South Carolina is also 82.

Read More

Leave a Reply


No Remorse: Liberal FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Blames Girlfriend For Company Collapse, Calls Ethics A ‘Dumb Game We Woke Westerners Play’

Discriminatory Pandering: City Of San Francisco Launches Program That Will Pay Trans Residents $1,200 A Month For 18 Months