Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has now been evicted from her private office in the U.S. Capitol by the new speaker pro-tempore.
Pelosi had the perk from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) but the acting speaker was not having it.
As Slay News reported earlier, House Speaker pro-tempore Patrick McHenry (R-NC) a close ally of McCarthy, gave the order to Pelosi to “immediately vacate” her Capitol hideaway by Wednesday.
This was his first act as speaker.
Pelosi got the eviction notification in an email from McHenry.
McHenry’s email said Pelosi’s hideaway is being reassigned “for speaker office use.”
“Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed,” the email read.
Pelosi was outraged by the news, however.
She issued a statement that said:
“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
Despite being in California, Pelosi has now vacated the office.
Staffers for House Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) were reportedly spotted carrying bags of Pelosi’s belongings from the office.