WATCH: House breaks into standing ovation as Pelosi pays tribute to husband Paul

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Carolyn Kaster/AP

WATCH: House breaks into standing ovation as Pelosi pays tribute to husband Paul

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Outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received a standing ovation Thursday after paying tribute to her husband, Paul, who is recovering from a brutal hammer attack that took place last month.

“For my dear husband Paul, who has been my beloved partner in life and pillar of support, thank you. We are all grateful for all the prayers and well wishes as he continues his recovery. Thank you so much,” Pelosi said, prompting an extended and uproarious applause.

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Of their children and grandchildren, she said, “They are the joys of our lives. We are so very, very proud of them and a comfort to us at this time.”

Following the attack, Paul, 82, required surgery to reshape his skull, according to his wife.

“What they have to do is they have to take off the skull, reshape it, and put it back so it isn’t scratched or [could] pierce the brain,” she explained. “So, it’s a pretty serious operation.”

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During the Thursday floor speech, Pelosi announced that she would not seek reelection to leadership, marking an end to her nearly two-decade stint in House leadership.

“I will continue to speak for the people of San Francisco. I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” she said.

Senior GOP House leadership largely snubbed her speech, with only House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) attending.

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The Washington Examiner’s Juliegrace Brufke reported that few Republican representatives attended, pointing out Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) absence.

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