Even though the midterms were like a red trickle rather than a red wave, the good news is that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will no longer be the Speaker when the new Congress comes to town at the beginning of January.
Many believe that Pelosi should have stepped down earlier, we might not have had all of the terrible policies that have been signed if she had. So her words this week from the House podium became music to many ears.
“This will be the last testimony I will give as a member of the [House] leadership,” Pelosi declared.
That last speech was pure Pelosi as she touted her own work, it was like she was giving her own eulogy even though she will still be in the House just not the leader.
The speech was not the only fanfare, there was also the unveiling of her portrait with a gavel that will hang in the Speaker’s lobby.
Nancy’s husband, Paul, was there when she ceremoniously pulled the cord to unveil the painting. He was wearing a hat and a glove on his hand most likely to cover the injuries he received from the attack against him in his home in October.
The portrait shows Pelosi the first time she became the Speaker in 2007.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the likely successor to Pelosi, was in attendance. And they were also joined by former Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner.
Boehner not only gave inspiring words about Pelosi, he even shed a tear or two.
Needless to say, there were also some tears of joy at her departure.
After Pelosi fanned her own flame and the regal nature of the portrait unveiling, the social media memes began flowing freely. This will probably go on for quite some time.
NANCY PELOSI: "This will be the last testimony I will give as a member of the [House] leadership." pic.twitter.com/uF73uSj0Z4
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 13, 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Portrait Unveiling pic.twitter.com/8dpTUqBMMb
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 14, 2022
— CelesteV.🚀🌙 (@celestevilnueva) December 15, 2022
— Nikki 🍊🇺🇸 (@nikki_miumiu) December 15, 2022