Nancy Pelosi Will Stay On As Democratic Leader, TPM Confirms

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will stay on as Democratic leaders next Congress, two sources close to her confirm to TPM.

She informed her caucus of the decision early Wednesday, and will announce it to the press later this morning.

“Ten years ago today, Nancy Pelosi was elected as the first woman to lead a political party in Congress,” one source said. “She will continue to lead a united Democratic Caucus that will play a crucial role in developing a responsible deficit reduction package – working with President Obama and our colleagues in the Senate – that protects Social Security and Medicare, the middle class and children, while asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.”

The second source said, “Newly elected members [are] behind her. Talked about the diversity of the class. Elected to be problem solvers.”



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