Pelosi Steps Aside, Signaling End to Historic Run as Top House Democrat by Carl Hulse
Pelosi announces she is stepping aside as House Democratic leader
Nancy Pelosi, the dominant political operator, legislative tactician, and face of House Democrats for two decades, and the first woman to serve as speaker, announced on Thursday that she would leave the leadership ranks in January following narrow election losses that cost Democrats their majority, but would remain in Congress.
Ms. Pelosi, the Californian who twice led Democrats to power in the House and has been a central figure in the major legislative accomplishments of the Obama and Biden administrations, disclosed her plans in a carefully choreographed midday speech on the House floor a day after Republicans clinched control of the chamber.
“For me, the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect,” Ms. Pelosi said as some of her colleagues wiped tears from their eyes. “And I am grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility.” To read more go to the link below: