Mitch McConnell Responds to Nancy Pelosi News
(ConservativeHub.com) – Some voters who participated in the most recent election have only ever known one Democratic House leader. California Representative Nancy Pelosi (D) has served in that position since 2003. However, the 82-year-old politician announced she’ll be stepping back from that role. Many lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), shared a congratulatory message with her soon after.
On Thursday, November 17, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared she would no longer lead the House Democrats, although she is still expected to remain in Congress. Many expected the move after an intruder recently attacked her husband, Paul Pelosi, in their California home with a hammer. In a press release on his website, McConnell applauded the career lawmaker on “her historic tenure” and “path-breaking career.” He also highlighted how he has “seen firsthand the depth and intensity of her commitment to public service.”
— The Hill (@thehill) November 18, 2022
Other lawmakers also reacted to the news. For instance, former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) praised the soon-to-be-former leader, noting that she was “gracious” even though they didn’t always agree:
Congratulations @SpeakerPelosi on a remarkable, historic run of service in the People's House. We were able to disagree without being disagreeable. You've been unfailingly gracious to me and my family.
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) November 17, 2022
On Friday, November 18, Representative and Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) put forth his bid to take Pelosi’s place. If he wins the spot during the election on November 30, he would be the first black man to lead the Democratic party in the lower chamber. He’s also 30 years younger than the departing leader, which could potentially shift the power to a new generation of Liberals.
What do you think of Pelosi’s decision to step down as House Democrat leader?
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