Things got emotional in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., as Nancy Pelosi — longtime Democratic leader and chamber speaker — announced her departure Thursday. “For me, it’s time for a new generation to lead the Democratic faction that I respect so much,” Pelosi said, while some of her colleagues wiped tears from their eyes. The 82-year-old said she would not run for re-election to an administrative position, but would remain a member of parliament.
US President Joe Biden praised Pelosi as “the most important speaker of the House of Representatives in history.” As the first woman speaker of the House of Representatives, Biden said, she made history and has always served as a “faithful advocate for democracy.” Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 2007 — the third-highest-ranking political office in the country — which he has held for the second time since 2019.
This is now over after the midterm elections. In last week’s congressional elections, the Democrats lost their majority in the House of Representatives and must hand over the presidency to the Republicans.
Nancy Pelosi: Democrats adore her…
Representative Hakeem Jeffries is considered the likely successor to Pelosi at the head of the Democratic faction. Another historic candidate — because the 52-year-old would be the first African-American to lead either party in the House of Representatives. Jeffries honored Pelosi as “the goat” (the greatest of all time) via Twitter and wrote: “Thank you for everything you’ve done for America.”
Pelosi has long been recognized as one of the most powerful women in America. The politician is of Italian descent, and his constituency is in San Francisco, California, he has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1987. In 2003 she assumed the leadership of the Democrats, and between 2007 and 2011 she presided over the chamber for the first time.
An outstanding tactician, she led the Democratic faction with great skill and balanced the various wings. Her perseverance, perseverance, and relentless search for practical solutions have earned her respect on both sides of the room. When President Barack Obama signed the US health care reform bill into law in 2010, designed to ensure all Americans had access to affordable Medicare, the first thing he did was thank Nancy Pelosi. It is largely thanks to her perseverance, perseverance and relentless search for pragmatic solutions that this project of the century has already been realized.
… rights despise him
When Donald Trump moved into the White House, Pelosi became his most important domestic political opponent. The House of Representatives, under her presidency, initiated two impeachment proceedings against Trump. After Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress, she ripped up a copy of the speech’s transcript — the photo made headlines.
But since then, she has become a hate figure for many right-wingers, who see Pelosi as the embodiment of an isolated left-wing elite. In dozens of election commercials already being targeted — in the truest sense of the word — Trump posted the nickname “Crazy Nancy” and even declared Democracy a trophy while storming the Capitol.
It was clear that hate could lead in the brutal attack on Pelosi’s husband Paul at the couple’s home in late October. The attacker, who severely injured the 82-year-old with a hammer, was targeting Nancy Pelosi. As of January 6, she was lucky she wasn’t in the wrong place at the right time.