Speaker Nancy Pelosi will address political future after Democrats lose House majority to Republicans
Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, is overwhelmed by the reaction she’s received from her colleagues since the announcement that Democrats would lose the majority of the House of Representatives to Republicans. This was according to her spokesperson.
Drew Hammill, Deputy Chief Of Staff, stated that Speaker Pelosi was overwhelmed by the calls of friends, colleagues, and supporters, just hours after Republicans called for the 218th race.
Republicans have won a majority in Congress and now have the opportunity to elect their leaders, including the Speakership. They will also have complete control over the legislative agenda for the next two years.
The GOP will also have the ability to launch investigations into Hunter Biden and the Jan. 6 Committee, as well as aspects of the Biden administration.
Hammill stated that Pelosi will not be able to speak at the swearing in ceremony for new members in January 2023.
“The Speaker will address her future plans tomorrow to colleagues.” He wrote, “Stay tuned.”
After The Associated Press predicted that Republican Mike Garcia would win reelection in California’s 27th Congressional District, the GOP won its 218th congressional seat.
Despite this, Democrats have secured 209 seats, and could win additional seats, as eight seats are still available.
Biden felicitated Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for his party’s win.
Biden stated Wednesday that voters expressed their concerns in the election. He said, “In this election the voters spoke clearly about the need to lower the cost of living, preserve the right to choose and preserve our democracy.” “I will work alongside any Republican or Democrat who is willing to cooperate with me in delivering results for them,” Biden said Wednesday.
Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of Congress. She has represented California’s 12th Congressional District for more than 35 years. Pelosi has served as Democratic leader for 19 years.
Pelosi was also elected the first woman Speakership in 2007.
When Democrats retook control of the House majority in January 2019, she was reelected. She remained determined to oppose Trump’s then-President.
The 118th Congress will begin on January 3, 2023.