The Indomitable Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readMar 23

The former House Speaker is cutting a wide swath in Washington this Women’s History Month.

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the International Churchill Society hosted a reception to commemorate Winston Churchill’s 148th birthday and the special relationship between the UK and the US. November 30, 2022. (Photo: UKinUSA)

“Today, as we celebrate Women’s History Month, let us celebrate you and all women who with sweat and sacrifice have shaped this country we call home,” said First Lady Jill Biden last week at a White House reception for Women’s History Month.

“Let us draw strength from those who came before and share that strength, that sisterhood that surrounds us,” said the First Lady. “Let our voices be the chorus that calls the next generation forward, that kindles their courage and cheers them on to carve a path of their own.”

“We see the suffragists, the riveters, the marchers; the mothers and sisters and aunts and grandmothers and daughters — all the giants upon whose broad shoulders we stand,” Vice President Kamala Harris told the audience during her turn to speak. “For generations, women have continued to make incredible progress in the classroom, in the workplace, in the halls of government.”

“And we are all here evidence of that progress,” Vice President Harris said.

“We have leaders in the United States Congress who are here,” VP Harris continued. “Of course, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi among them.”

As the audience applauded the many achievements of the first, second, and only — so far — female Speaker of the House, Rep. Pelosi was as magnanimous as ever.

Nancy Pelosi may have left her second term as House Speaker behind, but there is every indication that her contributions to women’s history are far from finished.

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, still elected to represent her San Francisco home district, is now, in her own words, “emancipated” from the trials of Speakership. As such, she has been busily collecting accolades and making new plans since leaving the gavel behind.

“The Los Angeles Times spent a day with Pelosi, D-Calif., and her team to see how the former House speaker is adjusting to life outside of leadership,” wrote Nolan D. McCaskill for the Los Angeles Times on March 22, 2023. “She began it with ice cream for breakfast and finished it church-style dancing to a performance of the Resistance Revival Chorus.”