Saturday, September 9, 2023 12:08
San Francisco – Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she will seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2024, ending months of speculation.
“The values of our city are great. They’re deep, respecting the dignity and worth of everyone. So when we say love, we mean let other versions exist. We love everyone. We really, really want ours The country learns this from us,” Pelosi told a crowd of cheering union workers at the Local 38 Plumbers and Steamfitters union hall.
The 83-year-old woman has represented San Francisco since 1987. She was the first woman to be elected speaker of the House of Representatives twice.
“I think it’s important for me to use my knowledge of Congress, my knowledge of this city, my care for the country to work for the benefit of my constituents,” Pelosi said in an exclusive interview after the announcement. It’s important.” “So in terms of accountability, it’s really more reactive.”
The news comes less than a year after an armed intruder tried to take Pelosi hostage, breaking into the family’s San Francisco home and attacking her husband, Paul Pelosi.
Asked if she ever considered retiring, Pelosi said: “You always do.”
“I mean, in 36 years, you always have to weigh the value of your contribution on something like this, and I never thought I would stay this long,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi is unlikely to face more than token opposition in this overwhelmingly Democratic city.
Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, the only “prominent” politician to publicly talk about running for the seat, has said he would only run if Pelosi chose to retire.
“Retired Speaker Pelosi is one of the most talented and transformative leaders of our lifetimes,” Weiner said in a statement after Pelosi made the announcement. “She will continue to serve San Francisco. , which is a good thing for San Francisco and the country.”
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