WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she will not seek a leadership position in the 118th Congress.
“Historic in so many ways, Nancy Pelosi is one-of-a-kind. Love her or not — and I love her — she will be written and talked about for decades and centuries to come as one of THE most effective Speakers in the history of our great nation.
“For more than half of my time in Congress, I have sat alongside her at the leadership table in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here’s the not-so-behind-the-scenes news I can break about her: She has protected our democracy at all costs. She has steered our nation through some of its darkest storms and into brighter days. And she has done her darndest to forge a better future for America and all of our children.”