Now, this was a truly close call...
Because Nancy Pelosi has made history yet again.
via: GettyShe was re-elected to represent the House yesterday on January 3rd after narrowly pinching the victory from her Republican opponent, Kevin McCarthy.
She is the only woman to ever hold the position.
Now, Pelosi has always been involved in politics...
via: GettyBorn in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the Democratic Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr who gave her the responsibility of keeping track of people that owed him political favors.
And after a long and illustrious career, she has established herself as "the most powerful woman in U.S politics."
As a member of the House, she stood up for what she believed in.
via: GettyWhile others shied away from topics that were regarded as "controversial" at the time, Pelosi took control of them, becoming an advocate for LGBTQ rights and the AIDS crisis.
Not only that, but she was also one of the creators of the 1994 assault-weapons ban...
But it was in 2002 when she had her biggest breakthrough.
Now, at the ripe age of eighty, she has one of the most illustrious careers in U.S history.
via: GettyWhile she was a trailblazer back in the day, these days it seems as though she's losing her popularity.
However, she still took control of the House as Speaker for her fourth and final term...
But not everyone's happy about the result...
Even members of her own party were not particularly pleased with the outcome.
via: GettyOne of those members is Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin who said: "I'm not supporting the Speaker. I'll be voting present because no one stepped up to run against her. It's a commitment that I made in March of 2018 before I was elected."