With Speaker Nancy Pelosi having wreaked as much havoc on a nation as one can — aside from total bankruptcy, which Pelosi appears to be pursuing with a $3.5 trillion social justice bill — is the 81-year-old California Democrat considering retiring?
It’s hard to imagine that someone who relishes the power she has in controlling the U.S. House of Representatives as much as Pelosi does would voluntarily walk away, but the sycophant liberal media is beginning to openly discuss her departure — the wrath of Nancy be damned.
“Sometime in the not-so-distant future, probably after next year’s midterm elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce that she’s stepping down,” The Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote Tuesday.
The piece seemingly a head start on plugging U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., as the next speaker of the House, and the first black speaker, as Dovere pointed out that Pelosi’s top deputies, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., “aspire to her job, but they’re also in their early 80s.”
Dovere was perhaps looking to get his horse out in front on U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who some say is already running the House.
California Globe, a website covering the state’s politics, also spoke about rumors of Pelosi thinking about hanging it up
“Major blow for D’s. @CaliforniaGlobe is now hearing rumors @SpeakerPelosi is strongly considering not running for re-election,” a CG tweet read. “‘No desire to serve in minority’; sources say this explains push for infrastructure deal to be completed during what may be her 18th and final term.”
Major blow for D’s. @CaliforniaGlobe is now hearing rumors @SpeakerPelosi is strongly considering not running for re-election. “No desire to serve in minority”; sources say this explains push for infrastructure deal to be completed during what may be her 18th and final term. https://t.co/IZfWHyJcsa
— California Globe (@CaliforniaGlobe) August 10, 2021
Pelosi not being around to deal with the fallout certainly explains throwing caution to the wind with an unprecedented spending bill she’s pushing, effectively ignoring the $30 trillion national debt that has tripled since Barack Obama took office.
Narrowly elected speaker in January, Pelosi holds a slim eight-member margin, and there’s wide speculation that Democrats will lose the House in 2022 — as well as the Senate. Mid-term elections generally don’t fare too well for the party controlling the White House. The Democratic Party is often at a disadvantage here because there is no sexy presidential contest to draw their voters to the polls.
In a ploy to draw more votes for speaker, Pelosi indicated ahead of the vote that this will be her last term as speaker, but didn’t say it outright, predictably leaving herself some wiggle room.
Born a year and a half before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Pelosi was elected to Congress for the first time when Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and, like a potted plant, has been there for 34 years.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Look for a lot of Dems in the house to retire
— Robert W. Bjorkland (@robbytheump) August 10, 2021
18 terms and 82 years old. LMAO. We need term limits.
— Noah (@OleBrotherNoah) August 10, 2021
18 terms of corruption is more than enough. The goal of getting into government to enrich herself and her family has been accomplished.
— BryanM (@bmc126) August 11, 2021
Could’ve seen this coming a mile away when she agreed to only 4 years back in 18. No way she’d go back to backbencher.
— Brandon (@bguddy611) August 10, 2021
So The evil witch from the Wizard of Oz may finally be leaving us. Don’t let the broom hit you in the ass on your way out.
— gumbie1948 (@artvelcro) August 11, 2021
— Belle Morte (@BelleMorte2631) August 11, 2021
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