washington – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will address her “plans for the future” in a speech from the House floor on Thursday as RepublicansNarrow control of the House, ending the Speaker’s four-year stranglehold on the handshake and reducing Democrats to a minority.
The anticipated announcement about whether Pelosi will seek another term in the House Democratic leadership or clear the way for a new generation of lawmakers to run the caucus will end months of speculation about her political future. This also follows a violent attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi, that includes Pelosi herselfLast month at her San Francisco home, which the speaker told CNN she would split whether or not.
,[Pelosi] Overwhelmed by calls from colleagues, friends and supporters. This evening, the Speaker monitored the returns in the three remaining important states. The Speaker is planning to tell her colleagues about her future plans tomorrow. Stay tuned,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hamill. Twitter on Wednesday.
Hamill announced in a later tweet that Pelosi would make remarks on the House floor at 12:10 p.m. ET
A source familiar with the matter said it was unclear Thursday whether Pelosi had made a decision about her future as Democratic leader of the House, and that she took home two versions of her speech. The speaker declined to answer questions about his plans when he reached the Capitol Thursday morning.
Since her election to Congress in 1987, Pelosi has risen through the ranks of the House Democratic leadership, serving as minority whip – her election to that position made Pelosi the highest-ranking woman in congressional history. Made – and then House Democratic leader, a role he has held since 2003.
In 2007, when the Democrats won a majority, she made history as the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House. She has served four non-consecutive terms as speaker, uniting the often fractious Democratic caucus to pass some of the most consequential legislation in recent history under the Obama and Biden administrations.
For Republicans, her unabashed pursuit of liberal priorities made her a convenient foil on the campaign trail, and GOP candidates have targeted her in attack ads over the years. She was also a staunch opponent of former President Donald Trump, overseeing both houses of impeachment proceedings against him. Their fractured relationship was memorably on display after Trump’s State of the Union address in 2020, after which Pelosi tore up a copy of his remarks.
While Pelosi said in 2018 that she would limit her term as Democratic leader to four years, a pledge that appealed to enough members of her party to secure the speaker’s gavel once again, she would be considered a Republican. pushed to reconsider after an expected “red wave”. It did not happen.
The speaker told CNN on Sunday that his Democratic colleagues have asked him to “consider” caucus leadership elections set to begin at the end of the month, but added that any decision about doing so would be “rooted”. The wishes of my family and the wishes of my caucus.”
According to Politico, Mr Biden also asked Pelosi to stay in office, saying “I hope you stick around” after the California Democrat won her own bid.