Pelosi will not seek leadership role

November 17, 2022
The dome on Capitol Hill.

” … I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress.”

Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), the first American woman to serve as House Speaker, on not seeking a leadership position in the next Congressional term.

Why It Matters: Speaker Pelosi has served in Congress for nearly 40 years, in a variety of leadership roles, including House Speaker (the third in line for the presidency). This marks the end of an era with her as one of the most public facing politicians in the Democrat party.

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Full transcript of her speech announcing she will step aside from seeking House leadership role

by Jenna Lee,