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Pelosi will Step Down as Democratic Party’s Leader

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she would leave her post as the head of the Democratic Party after 20 years in the position.

The announcement came after Republicans narrowly won control of the House of Representatives. In the meantime, the Democratic Party seizes control of the Senate. As a result, different parties govern each House. Nancy served as a valiant symbol of female political leadership. Pelosi, on the other hand, announced her possible withdrawal in 2018. When members elected her as their leader, she told the Democratic Party that she would step down in 2022.

Democrats were in a frenzy of speculation about a potential replacement once Pelosi was removed from the picture. Sources claim Hakeem Jeffries, a New York representative, will gain the vote from the party’s members. The Democratic Party will still vote on it at the month’s end. Pelosi didn’t respond to a question about who she would support. Jeffries received the backing of Jim Clyburn and Steny Hoyer, the majority whip and leader of the House. After Pelosi, the other two politicians made similar resignation announcements.

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Jeffries might succeed Pelosi

“If she steps aside, I’m very clear that Hakeem Jeffries is the person I will be voting for and leading the Congressional Black Caucus to vote for. Of course, I don’t always speak for everybody. Still, I’m very comfortable saying I believe that every member of the Congressional Black Caucus would vote for Hakeem Jeffries,” said Ohio representative Joyce Beatty.

“Nonetheless, a great deal is at stake because we’ll be in a presidential election. So my decision will again be rooted in the wishes of my family and the wishes of my caucus. But none of it will be very much considered until we see the outcome of all of this. And there are all kinds of ways to exert influence,” she added.

Jeffries, though, declined to comment on the subject of a potential Democratic leadership bid. The time to respond, he replied, was not right now. Rather, he contends, Pelosi ought to be honored first. Pelosi’s leadership and example motivated women who wanted to enter the US political system.

“Let’s spend the day at this moment continuing to process the historic nature of Speaker Pelosi and the opportunity that we’ve all had to serve with her. And it’s been an amazing experience,” Jeffries said.

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A good model in politics

US politics during Pelosi’s tenure underwent numerous changes. In 2007, as she rose on the dais to accept the gavel, kids were all around her. Progressive legislation regarding child care, climate change, and health care was a significant priority throughout Pelosi’s term. Pelosi fiercely advocated for these laws for kids to live in a better world.

“I’ve been elected for 26 years. I’ve been doing this for a while. I believe she has been the most effective speaker and leader the House of Representatives has ever had. To me, every moment has been a blessing and an honor to serve with her,” said Tony Cardenas.

“Because of Nancy Pelosi, the lives of millions and millions of Americans are better, even in districts represented by Republicans who voted against her bills and too often vilified her. That’s Nancy — always working for the dignity of all of the people,” wrote a White House statement.

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Source: CNN

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