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 September 9, 2023

Nancy Pelosi announces her re-election campaign

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced her re-election bid on September 8, according to The Epoch Times.

Pelosi posted on X, formerly Twitter, "Now more than ever, our city needs us to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery."

"Our country needs America to show the world that our flag is still there, with liberty and justice for ALL. That is why I am running for reelection — and respectfully ask for your vote."

If she wins the upcoming election, Pelosi will be 86 years old at the conclusion of her potential 20th term.

The lawmaker has been a member of Congress since she was elected to represent San Francisco on 2 June 1987. She won a special election to occupy the seat of the late Sheila Burton (D-CA).

She served as speaker from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to 2023 as the first woman to hold the position, which is second only to the presidency.

A year ago, when the Democrats lost the majority, she resigned from her position as leader of the House of Representatives. The California Democrat is now officially referred to as the Speaker Emerita.

"Scripture teaches us that for everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven," said the Catholic Pelosi on the House floor of the House as she announced her transition from leadership to backbencher.

"My friends, no matter what title you all, my colleagues, have bestowed upon me — speaker, leader, whip — there is no greater official honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco," she added.

"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," Pelosi concluded.

The lawmaker implied that misogyny was at play when some Democrats called for the health-related resignation of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who is in her late eighties. Thanks to a debilitating case of shingles, Feinstein missed more than a month of Senate work earlier this year, prompting the inquiries.

As previously reported by The Epoch Times, Pelosi issued a rebuke to those calling for Feinstein's resignation from the House Democratic Caucus, alleging that sexism was at play.

“It’s interesting to me. I don’t know what political agendas are at work that are going after Sen. Feinstein in that way. I’ve never seen them go after a man who was sick in the Senate in that way,” Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill.

Pelosi added that Feinstein "deserves the respect to get well and be back on duty,"

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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