Between cheers and applause, Nancy Pelosi has announced this Thursday that he is leaving his position as leader of the Democrats in the United States House of Representatives after almost two decades in office.
Visibly moved and dressed in white (the color of the suffragettes), the veteran politician 82 years old has explained that No will fight for re-election in the next legislature after the Republican Party has achieved a majority in the midterms last November 8.
However, he will not abandon politics: he will keep his seat and will remain as a base member. “It is time to give way to a new generation of Democrats,” she said during his speech.
At the end of October, a man armed with a hammer entered her residence and attacked her husband, Paul Pelosi, who had to be hospitalized and operated urgently. After the attack, the leader of the blues It has already advanced that he would reconsider his political future.
Pelosi He has been a prominent figure on Capitol Hill during his tenure, which has spanned no more and no less than seven presidential administrations. In 2003 became in the first woman in history to be president of the Lower House. “For our daughters and granddaughters today, we have broken through the marble ceiling. For our daughters and granddaughters, the sky is now the limit,” she declared.
Over the years, Pelosi has been up and down the dais based on election results. Considered one of the speakers most powerful in the world, contributed to the development of the political agendas of Barack Obama Y Joe Biden. On the contrary, he favored the legislative blockade during the Administrations of George W. Bush Y donald trump.
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