Bravo to Nancy Pelosi – champion of democracy, architect of people’s unity, and warrior against Trump and the MAGA crowd.

She was never lacking in courage. Still fresh in my memory is Nancy standing and lecturing Trump in the Oval office and her steely determination to finish the business of Congress on January 6, even though the Capital Building was under fascist like assault.

I have always been on the left, but it doesn’t and shouldn’t prevent me from admiring her tenacity and leadership during these difficult times.

(From her speech yesterday in the House announcing her decision to step down as leader of the Democratic Caucus.)

“Indeed, American Democracy is majestic – but it is fragile.

Many of us here have witnessed its fragility firsthand – tragically, in this Chamber.

And so, Democracy must be forever defended from forces that wish it harm.

Last week, the American people spoke.  And their voices were raised in defense of liberty, of the rule of law and of Democracy itself.

With these elections, the people stood in the breach and repelled the assault on Democracy.  They resoundingly rejected violence and insurrection.  And in doing so, ‘gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.’”