Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, was asked to leave her personal office in the Capitol by the new Speaker pro-tempore.
Fox News Digital has verified that House Speaker pro-tempore Patrick McHenry, a Republican from North Carolina, issued the directive for Pelosi to clear her Capitol office by Wednesday.
McHenry is known to have a strong alliance with the former House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, who was removed from his position on Tuesday. McHenry’s decision to request Pelosi’s departure was among his initial actions as the highest-ranking member of the House.
Pelosi received notification of the eviction through an email, which was initially disclosed by Politico.
The email stated that Pelosi’s private space was being reassigned for use by the Speaker’s office.
It further read, “Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed.”
Pelosi relocated from her concealed office on Tuesday, with assistance from the team of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from New York, as confirmed by a spokesperson for the former Speaker.
Capitol hideaways are frequently found in the Senate, yet they are a benefit exclusive to a select few House members.
Pelosi stated, “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.”
The ex-Speaker mentioned that office space isn’t a concern for her, but it appears to hold significance for others.
Pelosi’s eviction followed McCarthy’s removal from his position through a motion to vacate.
In this motion, eight House Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz from Florida, joined forces with all House Democrats to vote for McCarthy’s removal from the speakership. Pelosi abstained from voting as she was in California, having accompanied the late Senator Feinstein’s remains for burial.