Washington.—Hitherto Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy PelosiHe announced his resignation from the leadership of the Democratic Party in that spot on Thursday, hours after the Republican victory was certified.
Speaking from the floor of the House, Pelosi confirmed she would continue as a Congresswoman “Speaking for the People of San Francisco”But he will not seek re-election for the Democratic leadership.
The ruling came as Democrats lost their majority in the House to Republicans, and Pelosi’s husband had been wounded weeks earlier in an attack at their California home, where the assailant repeatedly stabbed his partner in the groin. Said for Congress members were in Washington.
President of the United States, Joe Biden, congratulated Pelosi on her Twitter account and congratulated her on her work. “History will mark her as the most important Speaker of the House of Representatives in history: she is the people first, last, and always. America is indebted to her for her service, her patriotism, and her honor,” the president said.
Pelosi, an influential figure in Washington and the number two in line for the US presidency, had speculated a day earlier that she would step down. “The President plans to discuss her future plans with her colleagues tomorrow (Thursday). stay tuned”Pelosi spokesman Drew Hamill tweeted Wednesday night.
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Pelosi, 82, has held the position of “Speaker” or Speaker of the House of Representatives since January 2019, the third figure in the political hierarchy of the United States after the President and Vice President. political veteran She is known for being a staunch opponent of Donald TrumpWith whom he fought fiercely during the capture of the White House.
A strategist with a phenomenal political flair, she has been a member of the lower house since 1987 and was first elected president in 2007. She was the first woman to hold this position. In recent months, what has attracted the most attention has been his controversial visit to Taiwan, the autonomous island that China claims as its own. His visit last August drew the ire of Beijing, which saw the landing of Number Three from the United States as an intrusion into its sovereignty.
In late October, her husband, Paul Pelosi, was attacked by a man armed with a hammer at their California home. In reality, his target was Nancy, whom he accused of lying and who intended to “break her knees”. The MLA said she was “hurt” by the fact.
just before the november 8 election He told CNN that the strike would influence his decision whether or not to withdraw if Democrats lose their majority in the House of Representatives. That’s what happened on Wednesday night at the end of a week filled with suspense over the election results.
Republicans won at least 218 of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, a very reasonable majority, but enough to hold blocking power over President Joe Biden’s policy. The Democrats managed to retain control of the Senate. Pelosi’s decision opens the way for a new generation of Democratic leaders in the House.
agencies Associated Press and AFP