Nancy Pelosi Steps Down as Speaker of the House
On November 17, Nancy Pelosi officially stepped down as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Making history in 2007, the California Democrat became the first female Speaker of the House. During the 2018 elections, Pelosi was nominated again for the role, starting her second term on January 3, 2019.
Over the course of her terms, she has seen terms from four different Presidents that includes George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden. Throughout her time, she has achieved clean energy investments with Bush, transforming healthcare with Obama, and taking on climate change with Biden.
In recent times, there was no secret about Pelosi and Trump’s feud in Washington D.C. Her ripping of President Trump’s State of Address was a well-known moment in her career. Impeaching Trump, not once, but twice was another first for the history-making Speaker.
On Thursday, President Biden tweeted in regard to Pelosi’s departure, “When I think of Nancy Pelosi, I think of dignity.”
“For me, the hour’s come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect,” said the 52nd Speaker of the House in her speech. “And I am grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility.”
Speculation about her sudden resignation circles around the recent attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi that occurred on October 28.
Even though she is stepping down as Speaker, she will continue to represent the state of California as a member of the House.