The end of an era has come that Democrats feared. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives announced There is no intention to renew the leadership Which has kept the Democratic Party in the lower house for nearly two decades. Pelosi’s decision comes after yesterday morning confirmed a Republican victory by securing a majority of seats in the House of Representatives.
Pelosi, who has publicly informed of the decision, assured that “American democracy is principled, but it’s fragile“, and urges Democrats to keep fighting to get a better result than they expected in this month of November, where the Republican storm has not been as strong as all polls had predicted. The Senate, which retains control, but has the other legislative chambers against it, deals a hard blow.
Pelosi will retain her House seat, but it will open in rapid succession To find out who would be his successor. Among the favorites are Eric Swalwell or Tim Ryan (both of whom competed for the Democratic presidential nomination against Joe Biden but withdrew early from the race) or even Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. name, although this last option seems much more difficult because there are many centrists who oppose turning to the left.
Republicans mock Pelosi
The man who replaced Pelosi as the new leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, didn’t want to waste the opportunity to bare his chest after his victory and mocked the Democratic defeat in the lower house: “Tonight it’s official: Democrats The one-party rule of we fired nancy pelosiNow, he will command a Republican offensive to try to counter the Democrats’ might.
Pelosi, 82, is the first and so far the only woman to lead the House of Representatives. His visit to Taiwan last August sparked strong diplomatic tensions between the United States and China, which even threatened to shoot down his plane. In addition, a few days ago her husband Paul was attacked by an extremist who was looking for him, although Pelosi’s husband has already been released from the hospital. and his assailant has been arrestedWaiting for justice.