Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was evicted from her private Capitol office by the new speaker pro-tempore. Pelosi had the perk from Kevin McCarthy but the interim Speaker was not having it.
House Speaker pro-tempore Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., a close ally of McCarthy, gave the order to Pelosi to vacate her Capitol hideaway by Wednesday. This was his first act as Speaker.
Pelosi got the eviction notification, in an email that said the former speaker’s hideaway was being reassigned “for speaker office use.”
“Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed,” the email read.
“With all of the important decisions that the new Republican Leadership must address, which we are all eagerly awaiting, one of the first actions taken by the new Speaker Pro Tempore was to order me to immediately vacate my office in the Capitol.
“Sadly, because I am in California to mourn the loss of and pay tribute to my dear friend Dianne Feinstein, I am unable to retrieve my belongings at this time.
“This eviction is a sharp departure from tradition.
“As Speaker, I gave former Speaker Hastert a significantly larger suite of offices for as long as he wished.
“Now that the new Republican Leadership has settled this important matter, let’s hope they get back to work on what’s truly important for the American people.”
CNN’s @JohnBerman: “Already since McCarthy was ousted, the Republicans running the show have kicked … Nancy Pelosi out of her Capitol Building office … Steny Hoyer kicked out of his office as well …”
Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH): “I did hear about that pettiness.” pic.twitter.com/QpO5tNql0Z
— The Recount (@therecount) October 4, 2023