Nancy Pelosi to announce her future plans Thursday after Democrats lose House

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WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the House, will announce plans for her future in a speech on the House floor Thursday, a spokesman said.

Pelosi’s ensuing decision — whether to stay on as Democratic leader after two decades in the job or step aside for a new generation of leaders — comes just a day after NBC News and other news outlets predicted Republicans would seize control of the House last week. had turned. elections, sending Pelosi and the Democrats back to the minority.

More personally, just weeks ago, her husband of nearly 60 years, Paul Pelosi, survived an attack by an intruder with a hammer at the family’s San Francisco home.

The speaker’s plans are still unclear, but a source told NBC News that she took home two different versions of the speech she plans to give. She is expected to speak at 12:10 p.m. ET.

“We are all waiting for white smoke to come out of the Vatican,” a senior Democratic legislator told NBC News.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images file

Pelosi, 82, has been a central player in the passing of the most important bills in recent history, from the health insurance bill signed by President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden’s climate change initiative to President George W. Bush’s bailout of Wall Street and the covid-19 from President Donald Trump. rescue programs.

Before the midterm elections, some of her fellow Democrats, including moderate Representatives Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, openly called for fresh blood in the ranks of the party leadership.

The top three leaders of the Democratic House — Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina — have led the caucus for nearly two years and are all in their 80s.

The calls continued in the days after the election — even as control of the House was moot.

“Whether we have the majority or lose one to five seats, it is time for a new generation of leaders. Period,” said Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., Shortly after the Midterm Elections.

Clyburn said Thursday he plans to stay in the Democratic leadership no matter what Pelosi does. said Clyburn Meet the press now in September, he planned to stay on, but added that it might have an “advisory” role.

When asked about Pelosi’s role as caucus leader over the past two decades, Clyburn told NBC News, “She has done an absolutely amazing job. Fantastic. Writing history in more ways than one.”

This is an evolving story. Check back later for updates.

Ryan Nobles and Sahil Kapur contributed.


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