(TheRedWire.com) – The 117th Congress concluded its business on Monday, January 2. On Tuesday, Republicans took control of the House after Democrats lost the majority in the November 2022 midterm elections. It ended the Democrats’ single-party rule of Washington, DC, and ended former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) time in leadership. She announced last fall she would not seek to lead the party any longer and would serve as a rank-and-file member of Congress. On Monday, she released a goodbye letter to her fellow lawmakers.
In 2007, Pelosi’s colleagues selected her to serve as the first woman to hold the office of Speaker. In 2019, she was re-selected for the role. In her farewell letter to all members of the lower chamber, Pelosi wrote that House Democrats were the “greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination assembled.” She expressed gratitude and said her party had given her the greatest honor.
Nancy’s Goodbye Letter as Speaker: House Dems Are the ‘Greatest Collection of Intellect, Integrity, Imagination Assembled’ https://t.co/tt2TpJGdiz
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The former Speaker said that in 2021 and 2022, Democrats worked relentlessly to infuse justice for all as a value and “shining vision” for America. She stated they should take pride in their accomplishments and in making a difference for citizens.
Looking ahead to the new Congress, Pelosi emphasized the new crop of leaders would do even better. She repeated a previous Democratic Party refrain that House Democratic leaders would safeguard America’s democracy.
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