The current president of the House of Representatives will once again be a candidate in the legislative elections
The president of the US House of Representatives, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, announced this Tuesday that will stand for re-election
in the November legislative elections. However, Pelosi, 81, did not reveal if she intends to continue leading the Democratic leadership and if she will run for the Presidency of the Lower House, in case the Democrats maintain the majority. In 2018, the Democrat promised members of her party that this would be her last term as president of the Lower House, but later refused to confirm her departure from the political front line.
In a video on Twitter, Pelosi announced Tuesday that she is running for re-election and cited the "crucial" need to defend American democracy. "While we've made progress, much more needs to be done to improve people's lives. Our democracy is at risk from assaults on the truth, the assault on Capitol Hill, and state-by-state assaults on voting rights. These elections are crucial." Our democracy is at risk, nothing less," he said. And he added: "But we did not die, we organized ourselves. And that is why I am running for re-election to Congress and I respectfully seek your support. I would be very honored and grateful for that support."
Elected in 1987 to represent a California district, Pelosi has served as president of the Lower House twice: between 2007 and 2013, and since 2019, when she was elected with the mission of being the main face of the opposition against the then Republican president, Donald Trump (2017-2021). Pelosi showed that she knew how to beat Trump with gestures that opened the front page of newspapers and became very popular on social networks.