On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she will not be seeking reelection as the Democratic leader of the House. 82-year-old Pelosi has led the House Democrats for 19 years, becoming the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House in 2007. She has served in Congress for 35 years and she will continue representing San Francisco in the House.
In a speech on the House floor, Pelosi said, “There is no greater official honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco. This I will continue to do as a member of the House, speaking for the people of San Francisco, serving the great state of California, and defending our Constitution.”
“With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek re-election to democratic leadership in the next Congress. For me, the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect, and I’m grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility.”
BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi steps down from Democrat Leadership after 29 years
“I will not seek re-election as Democratic leader of our caucus in the next Congress."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 17, 2022
Pelosi, a radical abortion activist who insists she is “very Catholic” also quoted scripture in her speech. She spoke about “babies” and the “children” of the future, and went on about “life’s blessings.”
Radical abortion activist and "very Catholic" Nancy Pelosi taking about "our children:"
"Babies born today will live into the next century… We must remain fully committed to our shared fundamental mission… to cherish the spark of divinity within each and every one of us" pic.twitter.com/I3zhmnlD11
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) November 17, 2022
In her farewell speech, Pelosi reminisced on the presidents she has served under, but intentionally left out Donald Trump.
She said, “I have enjoyed working with three presidents, achieving historic investments in clean energy with President George Bush, transformative health care reform with President Barack Obama, and forging the future – from infrastructure to health care to climate action – with President Joe Biden.”
The feeling is mutual, however, with Trump launching his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday where he told his cheering supporters that Pelosi had been “fired” by voters.
TRUMP: "Nancy Pelosi has been FIRED!" pic.twitter.com/8Q3GHrqcJ7
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 16, 2022
Earlier this month, rumors swirled about Pelosi stepping down when the GOP takes control of the House, and her daughter, Christine Pelosi, has already been floated as a viable option to replace Nancy.
Christine is a left-wing activist and Democratic political strategist who has served as the Women’s Caucus Chair of the California Democratic Party and as an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco.
She would be the third generation of the Pelosi family to serve in Congress.
It is anticipated that House Democrats will select their next leader on November 30.