As the midterm elections played out, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) repeatedly stated that Democrats would not lose control of the House of Representatives.
Pelosi’s assessment came despite numerous polls and data that showed Republicans as favored to regain the majority. This followed GOP candidates making positive headway in numerous districts, including ones that were purple or blue.
Of course, the results of the midterms did, in fact, involve Republicans taking back the House majority. Naturally, this means that Pelosi will no longer serve as House Speaker.
While news of the GOP’s victory spread, many Americans wondered what Pelosi’s next move would be. On Thursday, the California Democrat gave the answer that many people were waiting for.
Pelosi Booted From Leadership
Earlier this week, Pelosi gave a lengthy speech on the House floor, revealing that she would not run to be the leader of House Democrats again. In making this announcement, Pelosi said the people have spoken and expressed their interest in generational leadership changes.
However, while Pelosi will not run to lead House Democrats, this does not mean she is completely leaving Congress. Pelosi affirmed that she will continue to represent her district in the House and speak for San Francisco residents.
Join me as I make a major announcement on the Floor of the House of Representatives. https://t.co/Hi7zFqidbV
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 17, 2022
Another key part of Pelosi’s speech also involved mentioning the October attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi. Reports of this attack have led to many questions, along with general skepticism toward mainstream narratives.
Pelosi did not answer the many questions Americans have raised about the attack on her husband. Though she did previously mention the attack would play a role in her work going forward.
A Major Win For Republicans
In the wake of the GOP taking back the House of Representatives, Republicans across the country celebrated. Those in the conservative movement likewise expressed thankfulness that Pelosi’s leadership in the House is done.
Jesse Watters: "Now I don’t care if it is a red wave, red trickle, Nancy Pelosi is gone. She leaves really a vicious legacy from corruption to Obamacare to all kinds of shenanigans and reckless spending. " pic.twitter.com/btoqKE5Mgh
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) November 18, 2022
As the House Speaker, Pelosi heaped endless praise onto Joe Biden, even as Americans were devastated by his policies. Unsurprisingly, Pelosi also endorsed Biden for reelection, claiming he has done well and should remain in power.
With Pelosi out as a House leader and Republicans taking back the chamber, this means Democrats no longer have a total power monopoly throughout the federal government.