House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that she plans to run for reelection, extending her more than 30-year run in Congress, per CNN.
“While we have made progress much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives. This election is crucial: nothing less is at stake than our Democracy,” Pelosi said via in an announcement via Twitter on Tuesday.
- “Our vision for a world at peace requires a strong Democracy at home,” she said.
- “We are grateful to our men and women in uniform, veterans, and military famines and honor their sacrifice with our insistence on securing voting rights.”
- “Our democracy is at risk because of assaults on the truth… and the state-by-state assault on voting rights,” Pelosi continued.
- “This election is crucial. Nothing less is at stake than our Democracy… and that is why I am running for reelection to Congress.”
While we have made progress much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives. This election is crucial: nothing less is at stake than our Democracy.— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) January 25, 2022
But we don’t agonize-we organize. I am running for re-election to Congress to deliver For The People and defend Democracy. -NP pic.twitter.com/ojwFPOdRs3
Per CNN, she did not announce that she will run for speaker. She had promised that the 2018 term would be her last in the position but it is unclear whether that is still her plan.
After the 2020 election, she said, “There was a move to put limits on the leadership and the chairs of committees. They said they were going to do it, they didn’t do it,” when asked how long she planned to stay in leadership, per Fox News.
- “But what I said then was whether it passes or not, I will abide by those limits. I can’t wait to be working with Joe Biden. ... I don’t want to undermine any leverage I may have, but I made the statement.”
Per NBC News, Pelosi was the first woman to serve as House Speaker in 2007 and held the position until 2011, when Democrats lost the majority. She became the speaker again in 2019.