Today is a good day.
Want to know why it’s such a great day? Because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was the first woman in U.S. history to hold the position, stated Thursday that she would be be stepping down as the Democratic Party’s chamber leader as her allies are preparing to pass the mantel to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.
Oh man. The smile on my face right now. It’s ear-to-ear. It’s only a matter of time before she completely steps out of the public light altogether and we never have to be subjected to another one of her weird word salads that she delivers during her Thursday press conferences. Please hasten the day when she retires.
According to Newsmax:
Pelosi, an 82-year-old liberal from California who has served two stints as speaker, said she will remain in Congress, representing San Francisco as she has done for 35 years. She made the announcement a day after Republicans secured a slim majority in the chamber following last week’s midterm elections.
Jeffries, of New York, would be the first Black lawmaker to lead one of the major parties’ caucuses in Congress. The current No. 2 House Democrat, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, endorsed Jeffries for the party’s leadership post and said he also would not seek a leadership job in the next Congress.
In a statement, President Joe Biden called Pelosi “the most consequential speaker of the House of Representatives in our history.”
As Pelosi took her place in the chamber to make her announcement, her fellow Democratic colleagues cheered her on, keeping the positive vibes going through the remarks she gave. During her speech referred to the House chamber as “sacred ground” — which she trampled on every year during her public service — and recounted visiting the Capitol building for the first time when she was young, back during the creation of the planet, as her dad was sworn in as a member of the House.
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“She recounted working with three American presidents – Republican George W. Bush and Democrats Barack Obama and Biden – but did not mention Republican President Donald Trump, who was impeached twice by the House under her leadership. But she alluded to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by Trump’s supporters,” Newsmax reported.
“American democracy is majestic, but it is fragile. Many of us here have witnessed our fragility firsthand, tragically in this chamber. And so democracy must be forever defended from forces that wish it harm,” Pelosi stated during her remarks.
Now that Republicans have control of the House, it’s time to start working toward dismantling the big government apparatus that Pelosi helped to install. This is going to take quite some time and will require the help of the American people to continue to elect true conservatives to positions within Congress and the White House so we can start reversing course before we sink like the Titanic.