House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put on a sterling silver whistle that her husband had given her after he was attacked by an intruder at their San Francisco home last month on the morning of the midterm elections.
After a long night of watching the election results, she wore the whistle at her office.
It was a whistle like those worn by coaches or drill sergeants. Staff members had gathered for a pizza party lunch in the same conference room where she led her party during some of the most turbulent times in the U.S. staff members had gathered for a pizza party lunch. Capitol.
The employees applauded as she arrived after blowing the whistle. It was time to start waiting because the contests were close, and numerous votes were still being counted. The outcome will also determine Pelosi’s destiny and whose party controls the House.
The nation’s first and only female speaker could be forced to resign if Republicans gain control of Congress, a potential setback coming just weeks after the terrifying assault that broke her husband’s skull.
The Democratic leader, whose options remain undetermined, has reached a fork in the road.
The lengthy tenure of Pelosi in Congress may be coming to an end. Or not.
Many anticipate her to step down rather than continue representing Democrats in the minority. It seemed much more likely that she would leave after her husband,
Paul was attacked. Less than two weeks before the election, he was shot when a man broke into their home looking for his wife.
Pelosi is not one to resign, even becoming possibly the most critical House speaker in decades.
Before the election, when asked if she had decided to stay or depart, she only stated that the attack on her husband of nearly 60 years would be a consideration.