U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 82 says she is going to step down as party leader after two decades at the top

Nancy Pelosi is the first woman speaker to lead the U.S. House. On Thursday she announced that she will step down from party leadership

Pelosi entered Congress in 1987 for the first time and there were 12 women in the Democratic caucus and now the number goes upto 90, and she said we want more women

Pelosi said with great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek re election to Democratic leadership in the next Congress

The speaker said on the House floor, for me the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect

Pelosi said the chamber for becoming more diverse over the course of her 35-year career, she will continue to represent her San Francisco district in the House

Pelosi's decision comes a day after Republicans officially won control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms, and her husband Paul Pelosi was attacked three weeks ago at their San Francisco house

Top list new faces for the House Speakers can be Katherine Clark 59 of Massachusetts, Hakeem Jeffries 52 of New York and Pete Aguilar 43 of California