Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the one who shattered the “marble ceiling” and become the first woman to lead the U.S. House.
Recently, she announced on Thursday that she will step down from party leadership.
Pelosi gave a speech in the House floor and said, “With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress.
For me the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect,” . “I’m grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility.”
House Democrats will hold leadership elections at the end of the month.
According to Pelosi, she warned that democracy is “majestic, but it is fragile”.
This decision of her’s came after Republicans officially won control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms.
She applauded the chamber for being more diverse over the course of her 35-year career.
There’s a desire among Democrats to elect a younger slate of leaders to replace Pelosi, who is 82, and also the two other top House Democratic leaders, Rep Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep.