Yesterday, midterm results gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives after a campaign in which they emphasized inflation; today, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has received his party’s nomination to become speaker of the House, along with other Republican leadership, outlined for reporters their plans for the session.
I lived in the 12th congressional district in San Francisco. I voted for Nancy Pelosi when she first ran for Congress, and in every election thereafter until I moved to Connecticut in 2003. Before I retired I took enormous pleasure in pointing this out to my more conservative fellow construction workers, especially later on the Trumpists. I liked to watch the steam come out of their ears.
The Affordable Care Act should more rightly be nicknamed Pelosi-care for all the effort she put in to get it passed.
Never has so much been owed by so many to one petit little woman.
We thank you, Speaker Pelosi. We thank you.
As I listened to her speech without mentioning the former guy I was certain a plate was thrown against the wall in Mar-a-Lago!
For the House Republicans, governing is theater. Taxpayer-funded play-acting for the cameras. The upcoming hearings won’t seek truth but rather cheap political points. I think it will backfire. Most of the nation wants productive action to solve problems, not contrived red-meat drama for MAGA.
Showing her deep and abiding commitment to the ideals our country, Nancy Pelosi's farewell speech was one for the ages. Truly, a great lady. I hope those who come after her are taking meticulous notes.
Marjorie Traitor Goon and Jockstrap Jordan and the rest of the mental defectives of the MAGAt caw-cuss will be the gift that keeps on giving with their public celebrations of ignorance, mendacity, maliciousness and malevolence.
And as Carlos Curbelo pointed out, the ten new members elected from districts won by Biden in 2020 that he'll win again in 2024 are not going to commit political hara-kiri for the likes of these morons. They'll want to work across the aisle with Democrats to come up with things they have done, to take back to their districts in 2024. There won't be 218 votes for any impeachments.
The inbred trash like Comer - who is even more stupid than that stupid accent makes you think he is - are going to be disappointed to find out no one is interested in "the prostitute."
The torch has been passed…. What a standard Pelosi has set. She once stated she learned many of her skills for successfully handling such diverse representatives from her kids—5 kids in 6 years.
I will miss Pelosi’s characteristic, subtle slice when she oh, so, politely skewers—ignoring Trump altogether while naming Bush, Obama, and Biden.
An elegant tribute to a great leader of the House!
Thank you for this, Heather Cox Richardson.
Nancy Pelosi is a tough act to follow. Her leadership has been inspiring. I do hope some good young people come through that can move the country forward.
A "Congressional Integrity Project" has been needed for at least 50 years.
Way too much time, energy, and taxpayer dollars have been needlessly wasted by both parties down through the years "chasing rabbits".
Would not surprise me to see the GOP put a select group together to investigate Hillary Clintons emails again.
Wow you were up earlier than me or you just went to bed. In any case, so grateful for your work. There is nothing like it that I’ve seen. Brava Heather and Brava Nancy Pelosi, women who have worked hard to enlighten us!
I haven't had a chance to watch her speech but Lisa DeJardin noted on the News Hour that even at obvious applause lines, like the ones about the Capital, the right side of the chamber was largely silent. What a bunch of babies. I predict Ole Kev will be eaten alive by a caucus over which his control is tenuous, at best. He may even be more feckless than Paul Ryan, who at least had plans he wanted to enact.
Too often, leaders believe that no one is capable of replacement. This dignified stepping away from the table was a tearful pleasure to watch. At 75,I am pleased to see a rare bird that can still fly. God Bless, Madan! As for integrity, and investigation, we'll see if the new year brings an Orange Indictment.
"I have enjoyed working with 3 presidents..." is an oh so Pelosi line that is too subtle to resonate down through the ages, but certainly resonates now. Thank-you Nancy Pelosi, for your honor, brilliance, work-ethic, political acumen, and grit. There is not a foot in the world that can fill your shoes, but we will try. Salud.
Thank you, Heather. A wonderful history of Nancy Pelosi and how hard we must work to protect our “fragile democracy”. The People United, Shall Never Be Defeated!
Won't a partisan GOP investigation binge against Hunter Biden and other targets undercut Trump's defense that lawsuits against him are politically motivated?