Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) instructed former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vacate her Capitol office by Wednesday. This decision was one of the initial steps taken by the acting speaker.
While Pelosi was in San Francisco attending a memorial service for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, she voiced her disapproval of what she labeled an “eviction.”
“Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed,” wrote a top aide on the Republican-controlled House Administration Committee. The room was being reassigned by the acting speaker “for speaker office use,” the email said.
Politico reports only “a select few House lawmakers get hideaway offices in the Capitol.”
Her removal from the office was among the initial actions taken by the acting speaker.
While Pelosi was in San Francisco attending a memorial service for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, she strongly criticized what she referred to as the “eviction.”
“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,” she said in a statement obtained exclusively by POLITICO.
“This eviction is a sharp departure from tradition,” she said. “As Speaker, I gave former Speaker Hastert a significantly larger suite of offices for as long as he wished. Office space doesn’t matter to me, but it seems to be important to them.”
It's a move the former speaker is blasting in statement as a “a sharp departure from tradition"
She's still in SF for Feinstein memorial services and added that while she was there to mourn and pay tribute: "I am unable to retrieve my belongings at this time”
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