Pelosi Era Draws to Close as GOP Flips House

Source: Bloomberg
by Billy House & Erik Wasson

“Nancy Pelosi’s historic run as speaker will come to an end with the Democrats’ unexpectedly narrow loss of their US House majority, a power flip that comes as a new generation of leaders clamors to take over the party. Pelosi, 82, was set to announce her plans for the future on Thursday, according to her spokesman, and plans to deliver remarks on the House at about noon. She has been the Democratic House leader for almost two decades and is the only woman to be elected speaker, serving in two stretches and under four presidents. Yet despite her prodigious fundraising prowess and tight control of the caucus, Pelosi’s hold on the top spot was challenged even before the midterm elections as centrists and progressives alike agitated for change.” (11/17/22)