Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) brazenly asserted that “we have absolutely every intention of holding the House” when asked by reporters about the midterms during a press conference in Colorado.
(Video Credit: Fox 31 Denver News)
The leftist octogenarian spoke alongside Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) in Lafayette, Colorado on Wednesday following a roundtable discussion on the impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act on scientific research and innovation at Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Pelosi, 82, was taking questions from reporters and didn’t hold back on her opinion concerning the Democrats’ chances of holding onto the House this year despite Republicans surging ahead.
“In regards to the 7th and 8th Congressional Districts, how closely have you been following those races and how confident are you that Democrats will keep the House?” a reporter asked the two Democrats.
“I think the question was around the Eighth Congressional District and sort of prognosticating about the fortunes in the election. And I guess I would just, again, echo what the Speaker mentioned previously, which is candidates matter, and having talented individuals who have a record of distinguished public service to our state. I believe that, ultimately, they are going to prevail in terms of both Representative Caraveo and Senator Pettersen. So…” Neguse responded.
“I know we’re not here in a political venue. So, I hesitate to go too far down the path. But you asked, two of you asked. And we have absolutely every intention of holding the House. And the path to that victory comes right through Colorado and having two women – with all due respect. Our Caucus is over 70 percent women, people of color, LGBTQ. We’re very proud of that. And Colorado continues to enhance our numbers in that regard,” the speaker stated.
“The leadership of Joe Neguse, very important. He’s a member of the House Democratic leadership. I wanted to be sure you knew that, in addition to being a great Representative of his District. But we want the best for him. And that means serving in the Majority, which we fully intend to do,” she asserted.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
Pelosi has led the Democratic Party for 20 years. Every time it has been thought she would step down, be removed, or get defeated she has rallied and held on tightly to her ever-growing political power. Those days may be coming to a close if the Republicans take the House in the midterms as is widely expected. But she won’t go quietly into the night. That’s not her style. And if Democrats hold the House, she will be almost impossible to dislodge from her seat of power.
“When she leaves, she’ll have left it all on the playing field,” former Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) remarked, according to Fox News.
Rumblings have begun in political circles that not only could Pelosi easily lose the House but her position of power as well. Many would be thrilled to see her go.
Nancy Pelosi is the most corrupt speaker of the house ever
— realstephaniegaddis🦋🌺 (@stephanegaddis) August 29, 2022
In case you didn’t know, Nancy Pelosi has 72 days left as Speaker.
— Gunther Eagleman (@GuntherEagleman) August 28, 2022
WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis says Nancy Pelosi is a "great example of why we need term limits for members of Congress"
"Drug prices have gone up for so long… Pelosi's been in office for 30-some years and it just keeps going up." pic.twitter.com/Jcq6EgAuPh
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 31, 2022
She is running for re-election to the House this year in California. But in mid-November 2020, Pelosi hinted for the first time that this would be her last term as speaker. Her comments follow Democrats planning to place restrictions on how long lawmakers can serve in leadership posts.
“There was a move to put limits on the leadership and the chairs of committees. They said they were going to do it. They didn’t do it. But what I said then was whether it passes or not, I will abide by those limits,” Pelosi commented.
“My experience has always been that Pelosi makes these decisions pretty late in the game,” former Pelosi chief of staff John Lawrence noted. “There’s a big difference if you’re in the majority. There’s a difference if you’re in the minority.”
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