Senate Republican Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday congratulated Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on “concluding her historic tenure” because the Home Democrats’ chief and her “consequential and path-breaking profession.”
“The Speaker and I’ve disagreed incessantly and forcefully over time, however I’ve seen firsthand the depth and depth of her dedication to public service,” he mentioned in an announcement launched Thursday night.
“There is no such thing as a query that the affect of Speaker Pelosi’s consequential and path-breaking profession will lengthy endure,” he mentioned.
McConnell and Pelosi led their respective chambers within the 116th Congress, which spanned from 2019 to 2020 and noticed a shutdown of the federal authorities as a result of a dispute between then-President Trump and Democratic leaders over constructing a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.
They labored collectively in March of 2020 to move the $2 trillion CARES Act, which supplied unemployment advantages, assist to small companies, tax reduction and state and native support on the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
McConnell issued his assertion hours after Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) skipped attending Pelosi’s speech on the Home ground saying her intention to step down as chief of the Home Democratic caucus.
Pelosi will step down from her management put up however stay in Congress in the intervening time as a mentor to the incoming Home minority chief, who is anticipated to be Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
Home Democrats will vote on Nov. 30 for a brand new management crew.