- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 4, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said she has no regrets on her last day as House speaker, a reign that lasted four years and is ending after the November elections.

Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said she looks forward to leading a loyal but tenacious opposition in the House. She started by calling Republicans hypocrites for trying to repeal the new health care law, which would increase the deficit.

Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, will be sworn in as the new speaker on Wednesday, and Mrs. Pelosi will be demoted to minority leader.

Republicans already have scheduled a vote for next week on repealing the sweeping new health care law, an effort that is sure to fail in the Senate.


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