Pelosi, first woman speaker, to depart Dem leadership in seismic shift
Nancy Pelosi, a legislative giant regarded as one of the most powerful speakers in modern U.S. history, announced Thursday she will forgo another run for Democratic leadership but retain her House seat.
By Sarah Ferris
11/17/2022 12:31 PM EST
Nancy Pelosi, one of the most powerful speakers in modern U.S. history, will cede the helm of House Democratic leadership after 20 years and take on an unfamiliar role: Rank-and-file member.
Since she reclaimed the top gavel in 2018, the first woman speaker — whose legislative prowess has powered her party’s agenda under four presidents — planned to give it up after this term. Yet her decision became more complicated, she has said, by the brutal assault of her husband Paul last month.
The California Democrat, a pivotal figure in U.S. history and perhaps the most powerful speaker in modern times, said she would remain in Congress as the representative from San Francisco, a position she has held for 35 years, when the new Congress convenes in January.
Ex-Trump official: You can’t help but respect the hell out of Pelosi
CNN political commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announcing that she would not seek reelection for a House leadership role in 2023.
One of these two politicians will go down in history as one of the G.O.A.T. The other one will go down in history… Nancy has become famous for speaking truth to power and getting Trump’s goat. Is that not ironic, or what? Nancy, who was the Trumpster’s bete noire, caused the gas bag to assume the position and “nut-up” by striking a pose such as the following on many occasions.
Nancy Pelosi was without a doubt the best Speaker of the US House of Representatives during my time and she did it all for the children: