Nancy Pelosi’s announcement retiring from leadership met with mixed reactions

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures while speaking during a Gun Violence Prevention Day of Action news conference at United Playaz in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. United Playaz is a San Francisco-based violence prevention and youth development organization. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Eric Risberg/AP

Nancy Pelosi’s announcement retiring from leadership met with mixed reactions

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced she would retire from House leadership Thursday to a mixed reaction online.

Pelosi left her mark on Congress by serving as the first female speaker, getting elected in 2007 after becoming a representative in 2002. The California congresswoman served as speaker until 2011 and then was elected again in 2019. Her reputation elicited many reactions from Twitter users after the news broke.

“The Pelosi era is over,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tweeted shortly after the announcement. “Good riddance!”


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Boebert’s race in Colorado has yet to be called, leaving her reelection hanging in the balance. The Colorado representative seemingly snubbed Pelosi’s Thursday speech, along with a majority of Republican representatives. Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was among a handful of GOP members in attendance.

“I am not a political person and I have no requirement to be classy. To the Republicans who chose not to be at the [Pelosi] announcement, including [Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy], F-CK YOU,” Fred Guttenberg, a parent to a student who was a victim of the Parkland shooting, tweeted. “That is who you are. The contrast was and is clear.”

“The worst thing for Republican fundraising and grassroots enthusiasm is to lose the bogeyman that is Nancy Pelosi,” lawyer Bradley P. Moss tweeted. “After Obama and Clinton, she was the focus of so much anger.”

“Nancy Pelosi is an example of why we need Term Limits,” talk show host Kambree Kawahine Koa wrote. “She’s been in office 35 years and became a multimillionaire being a career politician.”

“Nancy Pelosi has been in congress for 35 years (for nearly my entire life) and has led the Democratic Caucus for 19 years,” podcaster Nick Estes tweeted. “Where are the news stories about her lifetime ‘grip’ on power? Or is that standard only for brown countries?”

“You were there for me after I was shot. You’ve been there for our country in perilous times,” former Democratic representative from Arizona Gabby Giffords wrote of Pelosi. “As a friend and as a leader, you have answered the call. Thank you for your service. Strong women get things done!”

“I tip my cap as I welcome [Speaker Pelosi] to the former speaker’s club and congratulate her on a historic career in the House,” Pelosi’s predecessor, Paul Ryan, tweeted. Ryan was the speaker of the House from 2015 to 2019.


Following Pelosi’s announcement, Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA), and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Pete Aguilar (D-CA) are the next in line rise to the party’s top three spots.

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