Nancy Pelosi didn't reach her goal of becoming House Speaker again this election cycle but is planning to stay as House Minority Leader despite earlier reports suggesting she would step aside. Rep. Steny Hoyer was her most likely replacement.
Democrats say she feels compelled to remain in leadership because the issues Congress is set to tackle are at the core of why she first ran for office.
Pelosi, 72, revealed her decision in a 9 a.m. meeting with House Democrats, surrounded by nearly 40 members of her party who were victorious in elections last week.
“The message is clear from the American people. They want us to work together to get things done. And that’s what these folks are here to do. Just like all of you,” Pelosi said, according to the notes taken a Democrat in the room. “We may not have the gavel, but as I can see in this room, we have the unity.”
What does this mean? We'll get to see what's in ObamaCare with Pelosi leading the way. More ObamaCare taxes kick in on January 1.