Will Pelosi retire from politics?
The 81-year-old Democrat was overheard telling people she is not running for re-election, according to Human Events Senior Editor and former Navy intel officer Jack Posobiec.
Pelosi “doesn’t want to be tied to 2022,” Posobiec added.
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Hearing Pelosi is telling people she is not running for re-election tonight. Doesn’t want to be tied to 2022.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 3, 2021
This isn’t the first time people have speculated that Pelosi will finally call it quits.
During an interview on CNN, Pelosi refused to say she would run for re-election.
Pelosi has not issue a definitive answer about whether she will run for reelection in 2022.
When questioned, she responded, “Oh, you think I’m going to make an announcement right here and now?”
During the CNN interview, Pelosi stated: “Why would I tell you that now?”
“Probably, I would have that conversation with my family first, if you don’t mind,” Pelosi added.
From the Epoch Times:
Previously, Pelosi said that she would not try to make a bid to become the speaker of the House after she was elected to her position again for the fourth time earlier this year. In 2018, she told House Democrats that she would only serve two terms as House speaker, reaffirming that commitment in November of last year.Advertisement
However, during an interview with MSNBC in June, Pelosi attempted to downplay speculation that she would retire.
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“People make their own decisions about timing” and “don’t have to comply with somebody else’s view,” she said, without elaborating.
In recent years, some members of the House Democratic caucus have publicly suggested that Pelosi, 81, hand over the reins to a younger, fresher face. That includes socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who told news outlets last year that new leadership is needed.
There have been fears among Democrats in the House that they won’t be able to keep their majority in 2022, as the party of the president generally loses during the midterm elections. Republicans can take over by accumulating just five seats.