Capitol Shake-Up: Democrats Evicted

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was ordered to “immediately” vacate her Capitol hideaway office by Wednesday as she slammed acting Speaker Patrick McHenry’s decision as a “sharp departure from tradition.”

An email sent to Pelosi’s office on Tuesday said the “room will be re-keyed” and reassigned for “speaker use,” Politico first reported.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told The Post that the former House majority leader had also been asked to vacate his Capitol hideaway office.

The move came just hours after McHenry was named House speaker pro tempore following the ouster of Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in a historic vote Tuesday.

“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,” Pelosi said in a statement, referring to McHenry (R-NC).

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