Patrick McHen­ry makes first move as speak­er by boot­ing Pelosi from hide­away

Rep. Patrick McHen­ry (R‑NC) made his first move as House speak­er pro tem­pore by order­ing for­mer House Speak­er Nan­cy Pelosi (D‑CA) to vacate her Capi­tol hide­away office by Wednes­day.
Pelosi was asked to leave the space in an email obtained by Politi­co sent to her office on Tues­day night.
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“Please vacate the space tomor­row, the room will be re-keyed,” wrote a top aide on the GOP-con­trolled House Admin­is­tra­tion Com­mit­tee. The room is going to be reas­signed by the act­ing speak­er “for speak­er office use,” per the email.
Pelosi said she is “unable to retrieve my belong­ings at this time” as she is in Cal­i­for­nia pay­ing trib­ute to the late Sen. Dianne Fein­stein (D‑CA), who died on Fri­day at the age of 90. The Cal­i­for­nia rep­re­sen­ta­tive called the evic­tion order from McHen­ry a “sharp depar­ture from tra­di­tion.”
“As Speak­er, I gave for­mer Speak­er Hastert a sig­nif­i­cant­ly larg­er suite of offices for as long as he wished,” Pelosi said in a state­ment via Axios. “Office space does­n’t mat­ter to me, but it seems to be impor­tant to them. Now that the new Repub­li­can Lead­er­ship has set­tled this impor­tant mat­ter, let’s hope they get to work on what’s tru­ly impor­tant for the …