Pelosi gets another term as party leader

Sack cartoon: Nancy Pelosi | Star Tribune

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday won her party’s backing to serve another term in the leadership post, but suggested that it would be her last after nearly two decades in power.

Pelosi in 2007 became the first woman to serve as speaker of the House. She defied skeptics by regaining the post in 2018, and consolidated her power to become the leader of the Democrats’ opposition to President Trump’s agenda.

Pelosi made a deal with Democratic rebels two years ago, agreeing to only four more years as leader of House Democrats.

In a news conference after the party caucus’ leadership elections on Wednesday, she confirmed that she would “abide by those limits” set for the party’s leadership and committee chairs.

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