Another Top Democrat Just Quit Post After Pelosi’s Abdication

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On Thursday, after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quit her role in leadership, despite remaining in Congress, her second-in-command Majority Leader Steny Hoyer also called it quits. The 83-year-old Maryland representative has been in Congress for 41 years. This comes after devastating losses to Republicans, which left Democrats in the minority in the chamber. Hoyer wrote the following in a statement:

“I believe that it is time for me, however, to continue my service in a different role.  Therefore, I have decided not to seek elected leadership in the 118th Congress.  I do intend to continue my service in Congress and return to the Appropriations Committee as a member to complete work in which I have been involved for many years, including my focus on education, health care, and investing in America’s productive manufacturing capacity to create more jobs and opportunities for our people. I also look forward to continuing my focus on voting rights, civil rights, and human rights which I have made priorities throughout my public life.”

The move by Hoyer mimics Pelosi’s abdication, where she said, “I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress. For me the hour’s come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus.”

But Democrat Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), another lifer in the House since 1993 (almost 30 years), fully intends on staying in Democrat leadership. Fox News reports that the Democrat “plans to stay in leadership” for House Democrats but has “no idea” what his position will be in 2023.

One representative eying a step up in his Democrat leadership position is Hakeem Jeffries of New York, who chairs the Democrats’ House caucus. He succeeded Democrat Joe Crowley of New York, who was defeated in the 2018 primary by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

It is unclear if GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy will have the votes to become the next House speaker after he lost support from many more conservative members of his caucus.


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JoPaul
JoPaul
21 days ago

“Voting rights, civil rights, and human rights”, I somehow thought we had all this in America? I know I hear about not having all these rights from Liberals, but I have never heard anyone outline what is actually missing, who doesn’t have these rights. I for some reason thought we were all equal under the constitution. I know some want “Special Rights” as they believe they are “Special” and should have special rights that infringe on other citizens rights. Politicians already believe they have “Special” rights. When you keep telling people they do not have rights, the ignorant among us believe what they are told. They are somehow victims of our society, and constantly told they are victims. The American dream is still reachable except for the very lazy. 

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
21 days ago
Reply to  JoPaul

Excellent post and 100% true!
Unfortunately, our country is in real trouble. Our youth for the most part has lost it’s way. No patenting, and indoctrinated in college. They just want free stuff and DO NOT know the Constitution.

Roger Weber
21 days ago

Your wrong about the very lazy. They have their hands in our pockets and have just about as much as us worker and don’t even have to work for it. The American Dream is getting the American handout.

Don
Don
20 days ago
Reply to  Roger Weber

That’s their American dream….stealing from taxpayers.

Don
Don
20 days ago

Truth is the whole party needs to be inside jail cells for their treason….and out of our government.

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