Nancy Pelosi isn’t happy with her recent change in fortunes.
Her plans aren’t going as well as she expected them to.
Nancy Pelosi paced the floor with rage when she heard these five words.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stayed in denial about the Democrats losing control of Congress for as long as she could.
“While many races remain too close to call, it is clear that House Democratic members and candidates are strongly outperforming expectations across the country,” Pelosi said November 9th.
But even Democrats can’t ignore the reality anymore.
“Tonight it is official: the one-party government of the Democrats is over. We have fired Nancy Pelosi,” Kevin McCarthy, the hitherto Republican minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said in statements to FOX News hours after his party won the 218th seat.
McCarthy added Americans “are ready” for a new direction, and that Republicans in the House “are ready to deliver.”
Pelosi dealt with the defeat with a different announcement.
“[Nancy Pelosi] has been overwhelmed by calls from colleagues, friends and supporters. This evening, the Speaker monitored returns in the three remaining critical states. The Speaker plans to address her future plans tomorrow to her colleagues. Stay tuned,” longtime spokesperson Drew Hammill announced on Twitter Wednesday night.
On Thursday Pelosi announced that she will not seek re-election as the top Democrat in the House.
“With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” Pelosi said during a speech on the House floor.
“For me, the hour’s come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect, and I’m grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility.”
Pelosi, 82, has led Democrats in the House both in the majority and minority for about two decades.
McCarthy had more important business to attend to than hearing Pelosi’s speech. Asked why he skipped her speech, McCarthy said: “I had meetings. But normally the others would do it during votes. I wish she could have done that — could have been there.”
President Joe Biden released a statement immediately after she made the announcement, claiming that Pelosi had been one of the most “consequential” speakers in American history.
“Nancy Pelosi is first, last, and always for the people. Jill and I count Nancy, Paul, and their family among our dearest friends. As a nation, we owe her a deep debt of gratitude for her service, her patriotism, and above all, her absolute dignity,” he said.
“Thank you for tendering your resignation from House Leadership today, @SpeakerPelosi, but I believe the American people fired you first.” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) tweeted.
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