'Ready for a new chapter': Nancy Pelosi steps down as House Democratic leader

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Pelosi decided to leave the leadership post after the Republicans regained the House of Representatives, and her husband was attacked.

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On Thursday, November 17, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced that she would not run for the position of leader of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives. This is reported by the American edition of CNN.

“I will not seek re-election to lead the Democrats in the next Congress. The hour has come for me when a new generation will lead the Democratic caucus, which I respect so deeply, and I am grateful that so many people are ready to take on this huge responsibility “, – said 82-year-old Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi led the minority caucus in the House of Representatives in 2002 and was the first woman to serve as speaker. The publication notes that in the near future, representatives of the Democratic Party will receive a majority in the lower house of the US Congress.

According to journalists, over the past few years, Pelosi has been able to pass several successful bills related to health care, energy and climate change. Under President Barack Obama, she also took part in the passage of a large bill to stimulate the American economy.

Despite a number of achievements, Pelosi has often been criticized by representatives of the Republican Party. CNN recalls that during the storming of the Capitol in 2021, protesting supporters of Donald Trump were looking for the speaker, and in October 2022, her husband Paul Pelosi was attacked in their San Francisco home.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN Nancy Pelosi mentioned that the physical aggression of opponents towards her family is politically motivated. The politician also stressed that this incident may affect her decision to step down.

“She is a historical speaker, has achieved incredible, but I also think that many Democrats are ready for a new chapter,” a representative commented on Pelosi's departure. Massachusetts Seth Moulton.

It is assumed that the next Democratic leader will be 52-year-old member of the House of Representatives from New York, Hakim Jeffreys.

Focus also wrote that in the US Republican Party ” fired Donald Trump. Instead of the former American president, the Republicans want to see the current governor of Florida, Ronald DeSantis.