On Thursday morning, soon-to-be former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) convened the U.S. House, where she announced, “I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress. For me the hour’s come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus.”

She claimed the people “rejected” “insurrection” while claiming they defended “democracy” during this election.

According to the Associated Press, “The speaker took home two versions of her speech overnight for review” before making the announcement.

The news also comes after an altercation between her husband, Paul Pelosi, and another man that left the speaker’s husband in the hospital after an attack by a hammer, it further complicated Nancy Pelosi’s plans.

The AP noted that ambitious younger Democrats are vying to move past the octogenarian House leadership:

Pelosi’s leadership team, with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Democratic Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina, has long moved as a triumvirate. Hoyer and Clyburn are also making decisions about their futures.

All now in their 80s, the three House Democratic leaders have faced restless colleagues eager for them to step aside and allow a new generation to take charge.

Democrats Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and Rep. Pete Aguilar of California have similarly moved as a trio at times, all working toward leadership roles themselves.


  1. Good riddance nancy! History books will not be kind to you! The damage you have caused our political system in the United States, was reprehensible!

  2. My money says she is LYING. She must have been told she was out and decided to bow out instead of being pushed out. She won’t leave Congress unless she is wearing a toe tag and in a body bag and even then she will try to run again.

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