Pelosi delivers her retirement speech in the House of Representatives and hugs party members.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House of Representatives of the US Democratic Party for many years and also the speaker, announced that she would step down as the leader and said that the time has come to hand over the baton to a new generation of Democrats .
"Reuters" reported that Pelosi, the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 82 years old, had entered the U.S. political arena in 1987. More than 30 years have passed. Pelosi announced her resignation as leader in the House of Representatives today. The democrats applauded. However, many Republicans did not attend.
Pelosi said that she will not retire from the House of Representatives. She will continue to represent San Francisco as she has for the past 35 years, but the time has come for a new generation of Democrats to hand over the baton.
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It is estimated that the successor of the Democratic Party leader may be Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York State. As for the speaker, since the Republican Party has taken control of the House of Representatives, it is expected that the leader of the Republican House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, will McCarthy will be the new speaker.
Pelosi was slightly sentimental in her speech. She recalled the first time she visited the Capitol as a child, when her father was sworn in as a member of Congress. She also talked about cooperation with three presidents, but the former president was the only one. Trump.
Pelosi said that American democracy is both great and fragile. Many of us have witnessed this fragility, so democracy should always be defended.