“This I will continue to do as a member of the House speaking for the people of San Francisco, serving the great state of California, and defending our Constitution, and with great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” Pelosi stated. “The hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic Caucus that I greatly respect.”
Pelosi will be stepping down as Speaker of the House after Republicans retook the chamber in the midterm elections. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is the GOP nominee to succeed Pelosi as the next House Speaker. McCarthy needs to secure 218 votes on the floor of the House in early 2023 at the beginning of the new Congress to get there.
Pelosi was the House speaker for two terms and a Congresswoman since 1987.