. Pelosi stepping down from House Democratic leadership « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ABC NEWS – Pelosi, 82, made the announcement in a dramatic floor speech on Thursday after gaveling the House into session, receiving a hearty standing ovation from her colleagues. “With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” Pelosi said, noting she will continue to represent her California district, as she has for 35 years. “The hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect.” The first woman to hold House speakership — Pelosi is the Democratic Party’s longest-serving House leader.

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