Speaker Pelosi retires from Democrat leadership but will continue representing San Francisco in Congress

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

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UPDATED 9:54 AM PT – Thursday, November 17, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially announced her retirement from House leadership after spending two decades leading her caucus.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress. For me, the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect.” pic.twitter.com/GmzFZstqHv

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On Thursday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) took to the floor to give praise to the great members of the House that came before her, such as Abraham Lincoln and Shirley Chisolm.

The Speaker praised her fellow Democrats for defying expectations in the midterms. Pelosi also talked about the progress women have made since her first election in 1986.

Pelosi will continue representing the people of San Francisco in the House from the backbenches. It is unknown who will take her spot as the party leader.

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