(FreedomWire.org) – With news breaking that the Republicans had secured a majority in the House of Representatives just moments before going live, Trump seized the moment to note that Nasty Nancy would be ousted from the third spot in the presidential line of succession.
As Trump said, “Nancy Pelosi has been fired, isn’t that nice?”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she will not seek re-election as leader of the House Democratic Conference after nearly 20 years at the helm, after Democrats lost the majority in the chamber during the midterm elections.
“There is no greater special honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco. 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,” she continued.
“With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek re-election to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” said Pelosi. “For me, the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect, and I’m grateful that so many are ready and willing to shoulder this awesome responsibility.”
Pelosi has represented most of San Francisco in Congress since the 1980s, having won the seat in a special election following the death of incumbent Democrat Sala Burton. Pelosi subsequently gained a reputation as a leader in the Democratic Party, and has served two stints as speaker. She was the first woman to be in the role.
After Pelosi’s announcement, Republicans took to twitter, to celebrate.
Democrats interested in party leadership are expected to emerge soon.
POLITICO reported earlier this year that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was interested in the leadership job. However, Schiff decided against running on Wednesday, with sources telling POLITICO that he was instead interested in serving as the next senator from California — a seat currently occupied by Dianne Feinstein.
But one person with interest in the position is Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who is currently number five in the Democratic leadership team. Jeffries, 52, has been called an “up-and-coming young Democrat” by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC).
While Jeffries is expected to run with the support of the Congressional Black Caucus, it’s unclear if Pelosi herself will weigh in on who should be the next Democratic leader.