Passation Nancy Pelosi made American political history by becoming the first female Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi s last speech in the House, November 17, 2022. — Carolyn Kaster/AP/SIPA
She is taking her leave. After conducting the Democrats to the House for nearly 20 years, Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she was renouncing her run for the position of “leader” of the party to pass the hand to; “a new generation” At 82, the one who scored American politics by becoming the first female Speaker of the House, will retain her seat representing California, at least for now. Joe Biden hailed a “stalwart defender of democracy” especially during the assault on the Capitol, “Speaker of the most important House of Representatives in our history” ;.
🔴A 82 ans, Nancy Pelosi passe la main et ne sera pas candidate au poste de leader du parti démocrate à la Chambre, ce qu'elle faisait depuis 20 ans. Elle a salué les succès accomplis avec 3 présidents: Bush, Obama et Biden, omettant volontairement Trump.pic.twitter.com/kTIvFKkiOe
— Philippe Berry (@ptiberry) November 17, 2022
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For his farewell speech, only a dozen Republicans were present. The Conservative Party, which won back a small majority to the House in the midterm elections, should be conducted; by Kevin McCarthy, if he gets to gain the support of the populist wing to be elected Speaker in January.
Husband under attack
Nancy Pelosi greeted diversity of the House of Representatives, recalling that there were only a dozen elected Democrats when she arrived in Congress in 1987, against nearly 100 today; today. When she was done, the one who is known for her white and colorful suits but above all her iron fist and her sense of negotiation, received a standing ovation, including from the Republican Steve Scalise .
Nancy Pelosi greeted the “accomplishments” to which she brought her stone with three US presidents, citing George Bush, Barack Obama, with historic health reform, and Joe Biden, but she deliberately omitted Donald Trump.
L’ ex-US president had a contentious relationship with Nancy Pelosi, who led two impeachments against him, and torn; live his State of the Union address two years ago. When Nancy Pelosi's husband was assaulted hammered by a conspirator who wanted to take hostage the Speaker, Donald Trump kept; silence.
After 20 years at Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi will leave a void that will be hard to fill. to fill in. Who will succeed him, while his faithful lieutenant, Steny Hoyer, will also hang up on the job? 83 years old? Young Democratic shooters like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will have to wait: The favorite is Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, 52, who has chaired the Democratic caucus since 2019.