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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tears her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 4, 2020.Associated Press

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday she will step down from her House leadership role.

  • Pelosi will cap a historic career as the longest-serving Democratic leader.

  • She has been exciting the internet for years with her fiery remarks, claps, points, and legendary gavel moves.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this week that she will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress, capping a historic career as the longest-serving Democratic speaker.

“For me, the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I so deeply respect,” Pelosi said in a Thursday speech, confirming that she would remain a member of Congress.

The California lawmaker served two consecutive terms in the top spot and stirred up a flurry of controversy and internet memes during her tenure.

Throughout her many years in politics, Pelosi’s been quick to grab the spotlight with her iconic suits and gavel-wagging ways.

Here are 10 times Pelosi stole the show.

During a 2019 White House meeting, Pelosi was captured standing and pointing directly at Trump. The image became an instant sensation. After Trump mocked her for it, the House Speaker made it her cover image on Twitter.

Nancy Pelosi Liz Cheney

Notably, Pelosi was one of only two women in the room.White House

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Following a contentious meeting with the president in 2018, Pelosi was seen leaving the Oval Office in a striking red coat, stilettos, and sunglasses. The look exploded on the internet, and memes of Pelosi looking like a power icon quickly followed.

Iconic Red Coat

This combination photo shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wearing a Max Mara coat outside of the West Wing at the White House in Washington following a meeting with President Donald Trump.Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

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During Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address, Pelosi was seen sarcastically clapping her hands at him after he called for an end to “the politics of revenge.”

Nancy Pelosi SOTU 2019

Then, too, she wore a white jacket.Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool

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Moments before Nancy Pelosi made history as the first woman Speaker of the House in 2006, she was seen flexing her muscles in victory.

First inaguration as speaker of the house

Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flexes her muscles before receiving the speaker’s gavel from Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio in January 2006Mandel NGAN / AFP

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Throughout her career as Speaker of the House, Pelosi’s gavel has become a symbol of her power. In 2019, when she accepted the position again, she eagerly clutched the wooden prop.

Nancy and gavel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holds the gavel after at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

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In the middle of the impeachment proceedings, a conservative reporter asked Pelosi if she “hated” Trump. Pelosi fired back with, “I don’t hate anyone,” explaining that her Catholic background makes her resent that question, and advised him not to mess with her “when it comes to words like that.”

Nancy Pelosi reacts to reporter

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at a weekly press conference in Washington.Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

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During the vote over whether to impeach Trump, Pelosi remained stoic and professional, despite roaring cheers from Democrats. When members of her party started celebrating the outcome, Pelosi glared and fiercely silenced them with her gavel.

Nancy Pelosi glare

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides over Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump as the House votes at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2019.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

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In December, Pelosi shocked the world when she refused to hand over the articles of impeachment against Trump until Senate Republicans agree to a “fair” trial. She waited a month before transmitting them.

pelosi signs articles of impeachment

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signs the two articles of impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump before sending them over to the U.S. Senate during an engrossment ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2020.REUTERS/Leah Millis

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During Trump’s third State of the Union address, Pelosi stood in solidarity with her fellow congresswomen by wearing white to pay homage to the women’s suffrage movement.

Suffragette white at SOTU

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., poses for a group photo of House Democrats in the Capitol Visitor Center, who plan to wear “suffragette white” to the State of the Union address to show solidarity for women’s agendas on Tuesday, February 5, 2019Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

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In a moment of defiance, the speaker began ripping Trump’s speech immediately following his third State of the Union address. Later, Pelosi defended her actions by calling the speech a “manifesto of mistruths.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rips up the speech of U.S. President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rips up the speech of U.S. President Donald Trump in WashingtonReuters

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Immediately following President Donald Trump’s third State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the Speaker of the House made it clear how she felt about the speech — by tearing her copy neatly in half.

As Republicans cheered and Trump turned to exit the podium, Pelosi stood in the background, lips pursed, and tore through the president’s words a few pages at a time.

Her defense?

“It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative,” the California congresswoman said.

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