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Nancy Pelosi says "no regrets" on last day as speaker

Democrat says she's looking forward to leading a loyal but tenacious opposition in the House


Stephen Ohlemacher
January 4, 2011 11:39PM (UTC)

Democrat Nancy Pelosi says she has no regrets on her last day as House speaker, a reign that last four years and is ending after the November elections.

Pelosi said Tuesday she looks forward to leading a loyal but tenacious opposition in the House. She started by calling Republicans hypocrites for trying to repeal the new health care law, which would increase the deficit.

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Republican John Boehner of Ohio will be sworn in as the new speaker on Wednesday, and Pelosi will be demoted to minority leader. Republicans have already scheduled a vote for next week on repealing the sweeping new health care law, an effort that is sure to fail in the Senate.


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