Youngkin sends Pelosi a handwritten apology note for his remarks after her husband's attack
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin sent a handwritten apology note to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over remarks he made after her husband was attacked.“My full intention on my comments was to categorically state that violence and the kind of violence that was perpetrated against Speaker Pelosi’s husband is not just unacceptable, it’s atrocious. And I didn’t do a great job with that," Youngkin said in a statement provided to USA TODAY.
Nancy Pelosi will still be in Congress for another term, representing her San Francisco congressional district, but she says the new generation that will succeed her in the leadership of House Democrats doesn't need to worry about her meddling in their business.
"Thanksgiving's coming," she replied when asked what advice she would be giving her successor. "I have no intention of being a mother-in-law in the kitchen saying, 'My son doesn't like stuffing that way; this is the way we make it in our family.'
"They will have their vision; they will have their plan."
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Pelosi says Trump running for president in 2024 would be 'bad news for the country'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said Trump "has encouraged people, strange kind of people to run for office, who do not share the values of our democracy."Pelosi's comment came on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday when the host asked Pelosi if Trump deciding to run again would be "good news" for democrats.
Pelosi sat down to talk with a small group of reporters Thursday moments after standing in the well of the House and announcing that, after two decades in the leadership, she would not be running for that role when the Democratic caucus convenes Nov. 30.
She had declared the end of an era, of the time when the first woman elected speaker of the House became arguably the most disciplined, most consequential legislative leader in modern times.
But she was breezy and animated when she entered the ornate hideaway off the House floor known as the Board of Education, a name from the days it was the site of after-hours poker games convened by Speaker Sam Rayburn with Vice President Harry Truman and others.
"I just came for the chocolate chip cookies," she proclaimed, plucking a treat from the plate on the table but then struggling so mightily with the sealed plastic wrapping that Carl Hulse of The New York Times finally wrestled it open for her.
NBC News Suspends Reporter Over Retracted Story On Paul Pelosi
An NBC News correspondent has been suspended after his Today report on the details of the attack on Paul Pelosi was later retracted by the network. Miguel Almaguer was suspended pending an internal investigation, The Daily Beast reported. A source confirmed the suspension. An NBC News spokesperson said that “as a matter of practice, we do not generally comment on personnel matters.” Almaguer did not return a request for comment. The report, which aired on Today on Nov. 4, was on Pelosi’s return home from the hospital after he was struck with a hammer by an assailant in his home last week.
How was she feeling?
Pelosi isn't a woman given to introspection, at least not in public. "I feel balanced about it all," she said finally. "I'm not sad at all." There were some things she wouldn't miss, she added. "I mean, I had to raise a million dollars a day. A day! Well, at least five days a week."
More: Nancy Pelosi's legacy: 'A troublemaker with a gavel' leaves her mark, from health care to impeachment
Later, her office released her precise campaign fundraising statistics: She raised $310 million during the 2022 election cycle, giving her a jaw-dropping total of $1.28 billion raised since joining the leadership in 2002.
Pelosi had promised four years ago to leave the leadership after this term, but there had been a flurry of speculation about whether she would actually do it. Her phone had "exploded" with pleas from House Democrats for her to stay, she said; Politico reported that President Joe Biden had urged her to "stick with it," too.
'Nancy Pelosi is Fired': GOP Rejoices as Its Nemesis Finally Toppled
The Fire Pelosi campaign has fueled the toxic political environment against the now-former House speaker that led to the hammer attack on husband Paul Pelosi.The expression is technically incorrect, as Pelosi, 82, still maintains her job as congresswoman within the House of Representatives, though she will no longer be the speaker.
If Democrats had managed to hold the House majority, she might have considered trying to stay at the top. "I would've had to pray over that," she said.
Paul Pelosi attack strengthened her resolve to stay in Congress
But it was the brutal assault on her husband, Paul, at their San Francisco home that made her more open to the idea of remaining in the House even as she stepped back from the leadership. His long, hard recovery is continuing, she said.
"If anything, it made me think again about staying," she said. She rejected assumptions by some that the attack would make her feel compelled to go home to California. "It was not something, 'Oh, well, since they did that, I can't even think of something else.' No, it had the opposite effect. I couldn't give them that satisfaction."
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made a shocking announcement today about the future of her leadership. Here's what we know.The iconic speaker made the announcement weeks after the violent assault on her husband. As CNN explained, David DePape attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer putting the 82-year-old in the ICU. Speaker Pelosi was reportedly the target of the attack.
She flared when asked if she could have done something more during her career to ameliorate the toxic partisanship that now marks much of national politics.
More: What will a Republican House look like? A lot of investigations and maybe impeachment.
"I won't take any responsibility for what the Republicans have done to the Congress," she said calling the GOP "anti-science" and "anti-governance." "What would I have done different? Won more elections and not given them the power to do what they did. Make sure that a creature like Donald Trump never became president of the United States."
In her new role, she said she won't serve on House committees, and she declined to endorse a candidate to succeed her. New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is rated the favorite in that race.
That doesn't mean she's getting ready to disappear. "For me, resting is for other people," she said. "I am getting ready for the next election." That is, for 2024.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) participates in a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Rudy Yakym (R-IN) and his family on the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 14, 2022, in Washington, DC. Yakym will succeed the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, who died in a car crash earlier this year with two of her staffers.
(L-R) Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks to the press before meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 25, 2022, in Washington, DC. Herzog is on a two-day trip to Washington, DC, and will meet with U.S.President Joe Biden on Wednesday.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signs a guest book before a meeting with the Croatian Prime Minister in Zagreb, on Oct. 24, 2022. - Pelosi came to Croatia to participate in the International Crimea Platform summit, which is being held on Oct. 25 in Zagreb.
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Rep. Anna Eshoo, from right, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken tour the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 22, 2022, in Washington, DC. Pelosi spoke on a wide range of issues, including the House's recent passage of the Presidential Election Reform Act.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference on Sept. 21, 2022, in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi, along with other lawmakers, is celebrating the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the steps it takes to lower healthcare costs.
(L-R) US Vice President Kamala Harris, US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attend a memorial service of thanksgiving for the Life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on Sept. 21, 2022.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (R) gestures next to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (C) and US Ambassador to Germany Amy Gutmann after addressing a joint press conference during their meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin on Sept. 16, 2022.
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answers questions during her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 14, 2022, in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered various questions during the news conference, including the upcoming midterm elections.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-AK) as her husband Gene Peltola looks on at the Capitol on Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington, DC. Peltola won a special election to finish the remaining term of the late Rep. Don Young.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) applauds during an event to celebrate the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on Sept. 13, 2022.
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi makes a point as U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., looks on during a news conference about the recently-signed Inflation Reduction Act at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Boulder, Colo.
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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Southeast Health Center Advisory Board Member Oscar James during a press conference about prescription drugs and lower health care costs at Southeast Health Center Clinic on Aug. 24, 2022, in San Francisco, California. Speaker Pelosi met with health care professionals and residents who will benefit from provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act that will lower health care and prescription drug costs.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., surrounded by House Democrats, stands up after signing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 during a bill enrollment ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
Rep Raul Ruiz D-Calif., left, speaks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., listen during a bill enrollment ceremony for the PACT Act of 2022 on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Washington.
In this photo released by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, top, and other members of her delegation wave as they prepare to leave Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Pelosi left Taiwan after a visit that heightened tensions with China, saying Wednesday that she and other members of Congress in her delegation showed they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island.
In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen arrive for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meeting top officials in Taiwan despite warnings from China, said Wednesday that she and other congressional leaders in a visiting delegation are showing they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island.
A handout photo released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service on May 1, 2022, shows President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky welcoming Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress Nancy Pelosi during their meeting in Kyiv.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) listen as US President Joe Biden speaks during his State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, March 1, 2022.
Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before President Joe Biden delivered an address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The speech was his first since taking office in January.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stands as an honor guard carries an urn with the cremated remains of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick into the Capitol Rotunda to lie in honor Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Washington.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) talks to reporters after she was re-elected to lead her conference along with (L-R) Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) and Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) at the U.S. Capitol November 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. The conference leadership elections were conducted with some members in-person at a Washington hotel and others joining by Zoom due to the risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rips up the speech after President Donald J. Trump concludes delivering the State of the Union address from the House chamber of the United States Capitol in Washington on Feb 4, 2020.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin D-Ill., Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., talk to journalists following a meeting with President Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and fellow members of Congress about border security at the White House on Jan. 02, 2019, in Washington.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, walk out of the West Wing to speak to members of the media outside of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump.
Pelosi listens to Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as they receive updates of Election Day information at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington on Nov. 4, 2014.
Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner lock arms as they sing "We Shall Overcome" during a ceremony to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King on Capitol Hill on June 24, 2014.
Pelosi speaks to the media while flanked by Reps. Steny Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen, George Miller and Rosa DeLauro after a meeting with President Obama on July 14, 2010, to discuss legislative priorities before the August recess.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nancy Pelosi on her future: Still in the House, but staying out of the congressional kitchen
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan says there's no one 'better suited' to lead House Republicans than Kevin McCarthy: 'He's been good for conservatives' .
McCarthy has hit a bumpy path in rounding up the requisite votes to become speaker, with some Freedom Caucus members balking at supporting his bid.McCarthy, who is poised to become speaker in January in a House with a razor-thin GOP majority, is working to round up the requisite votes needed to run the lower chamber, but has hit stumbling blocks with several Freedom Caucus members, including Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Matt Gaetz of Florida, vowing not to support him.