The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee gave outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi an arrogant new title and unanimously voted to anoint Pelosi as ‘Speaker Emerita.’
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said Pelosi is the “most consequential Speaker in American history” and that the honorific title “reflects Speaker Pelosi’s lifetime of service as a legendary legislator, notorious negotiator, and a fabulous facilitator.”
Dem Rep Eric Swalwell said: “It was an honor as Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee to confer upon @SpeakerPelosi the honorific title of Speaker Emerita. She is the most consequential legislator Congress has ever known and we are lucky she will remain in our ranks.”
House Democrats will be the minority party in the House after January. They will vote Wednesday on a new leadership slate with Jeffries expected to be chosen as the new House leader for the Dems.
It was an honor as Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee to confer upon @SpeakerPelosi the honorific title of Speaker Emerita. She is the most consequential legislator Congress has ever known and we are lucky she will remain in our ranks.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 30, 2022
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said:
“It’s a solemn responsibility that we are all inheriting..
“And the best thing that we can do as a result of the seriousness and solemnity of the moment is lean in hard and do the best damn job that we can for the people.”
“It an important moment for the caucus — that there’s a new generation of leadership,” said Rep. Chris Pappas, a New Hampshire Democrat.
Pelosi filed for re-election in 2024.
She will be 84 years old.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 29, 2022
very on brand that Nancy Pelosi’s final big act as House speaker will be passing legislation to help railroad barons crush workers
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) November 30, 2022
The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee has unanimously voted to grant Speaker Pelosi the honorific title of "Speaker Emerita."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 30, 2022