Pelosi to Step Down as House Democratic Leader 美民主黨失眾院 裴洛西將卸民主黨領袖職位

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in a floor speech on Nov. 17 that she will remain in Congress but not seek reelection to her congressional leadership role, ending a two-decade streak.

With the Democrats losing control of the House, all eyes are on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's next move. Pelosi has announced that she will not seek another term as the top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House: “Now we must move boldly into the future. 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.”

The House Republican conference voted for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be its leader, which puts McCarthy in line to be the next Speaker of the House. The Speaker of the House is one of the most powerful figures in American politics and second in line of succession for the presidency after the vice president. Pelosi, who is now 82 years old, said she never thought that someday she would go from homemaker to House Speaker. She said she would continue to serve as a member of the House after her term is up in January, 2023 when the new session of Congress begins. Pelosi was first elected to Congress in 1987. 

Looking back, Pelosi has made plenty bold moves, including making a surprise visit to Kyiv in May to show support towards Ukraine and visiting Taiwan in August. In 2020, as former president Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address, Pelosi ripped up the copy of his speech that she was given. She is against white supremacist and called for the removal of Confederate statues. In October, her husband Paul Pelosi was attacked with a hammer at the couple's home by a male assailant. Pelosi said the violent attack on her husband does impact her decision on whether to remain in Congress. 

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House: “For my dear husband Paul, who has been my beloved partner in life and my pillar of support. Thank you.”

Nancy Pelosi is the first and only woman elected as House Speaker. Her father Thomas Ludwig John D'Alesandro Jr. was the mayor of Baltimore and she eventually followed his footsteps into politics. Pelosi started working as a volunteer Democratic organizer few years after being married. Earning a reputation as a highly effective fund-raiser, she rose through the ranks and eventually rose to Democratic prominence in 2002.










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