Nancy Pelosi, the influential Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives in the US Congress, announced Thursday her intention to give up this position in the next House emerging from the last elections.
“I will not run for the Democratic administration in the next Congress,” said Pelosi, 82, who has played a major role in US politics for two decades, after the Republicans won the majority in the House of Representatives.
The Republicans succeeded in extracting the majority from the Democrats in the US House of Representatives, according to media expectations, which guarantees them a legislative base, albeit with a slim majority, that allows them to oppose President Joe Biden’s work program during the next two years, and leads to a division of power in Congress.
The GOP’s narrow majority in the House of Representatives will be much smaller than he had hoped, and Republicans also failed to seize control of the Senate after a disappointing performance in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
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Commenting on the statements of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who is the first woman to hold this position in the history of the United States, US President Joe Biden said, “Nancy Pelosi may step down from a leadership role in Congress, but she will never hesitate to defend our democracy.”
“Belosi was the most influential Speaker of the House in the history of the country,” Biden added.
It is expected that the leader of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, will succeed Nancy Pelosi, after his victory, Tuesday, in a secret ballot of his party’s deputies, led by the Republican majority in the House.