U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not be seeking re-election for her role as the leader of the House Democrats nearly 20 years since she first took on the role. Her move comes following the Republicans’ slim victory in the House.
“With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” said Pelosi. “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.”
“There is no greater special 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,” she continued.
Pelosi will continue serving in the House in the interim and has not yet announced a successor for the Democrats’ top leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Earlier Thursday, Pelosi’s spokesperson Drew Hammill stated, "[Pelosi] has been overwhelmed by calls from colleagues, friends and supporters."
This evening, the Speaker monitored returns in the three remaining critical states. The Speaker plans to address her future plans tomorrow to her colleagues. Stay tuned.”….keep the rest the same.