Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (82) announced from the House floor on Thursday she will no longer be a part of the Democratic leadership. Pelosi has spent two decades at the top of the Democratic leadership in Washington.

Pelosi's party lost the House majority and her husband Paul Pelosi was recently attacked at their home which both played a role in her decision.

I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress. -Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi said she will stay in Congress and represent her San Francisco district.

Now we must move boldly into the future. Never would I have thought that someday I would go from homemaker to house speaker. In fact, I never intended to run for public office. -Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi made history in 2006 by becoming the first the female Speaker of the House.

One of the greatest legislators and greatest people I've ever met. -Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

After Pelosi's announcement, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, considered the No. 2 Democrat and Pelosi's obvious replacement, stated he would not be seeking a leadership position in the next Congress.

For me the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect. -Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi mentioned she enjoyed working with former Presidents Bush, Obama and Biden. She called former President Donald Trump's candidacy for re-election not a "force for good for our country".

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