Pelosi Responds to Speculation She Might Retire in 2022

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did not contented a definitive reply astir whether she volition tally for reelection successful 2022 portion she was being questioned during a Sunday greeting interview.

Pelosi, who was archetypal elected to the House successful 1986, was asked connected CNN’s “State of the Union” if she is readying connected moving for her legislature seat, which encompasses astir of San Francisco.

“Oh, you deliberation I’m going to marque an announcement close present and now?” the House talker said successful response.

When pressed again during the CNN interview, Pelosi stated: “Why would I archer you that now?” and added: “Probably, I would person that speech with my household first, if you don’t mind.”

Previously, Pelosi said that she would not effort to marque a bid to go the talker of the House aft she was elected to her presumption again for the 4th clip earlier this year. In 2018, she told House Democrats that she would lone service 2 presumption arsenic House speaker, reaffirming that committedness successful November of past year.

However, during an interrogation with MSNBC successful June, Pelosi attempted to downplay speculation that she would retire.

Nancy Pelosi speaks Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), perceive arsenic Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her play property league successful the Capitol gathering successful Washington connected July 20, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“People marque their ain decisions astir timing” and “don’t person to comply with idiosyncratic else’s view,” she said, without elaborating.

In caller years, immoderate members of the House Democratic caucus person publically suggested that Pelosi, 81, manus implicit the reins to a younger, fresher face. That includes socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who told quality outlets past twelvemonth that caller enactment is needed.

There person been fears among Democrats successful the House that they won’t beryllium capable to support their bulk successful 2022, arsenic the enactment of the president mostly loses during the midterm elections. Republicans tin instrumentality implicit by accumulating conscionable 5 seats.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)—the caput of the almighty Budget Committee—as good arsenic Reps. Mike Doyle (R-Pa.) and David Price (D-N.C.), announced this period that they volition retire. Both Doyle and Price were elected to Congress successful the mid-1990s.

Their retirements mean that 7 House Democrats volition not tally again during the midterms, compared to 3 Republicans. Retirements whitethorn awesome pessimism astir a party’s quality to support its majority, but they tin besides marque districts that don’t person incumbents harder to retain.

However, Doyle, Yarmuth, and Price correspond districts that person trended Democrat. Pennsylvania’s 18th District, which Doyle represents, was won by President Joe Biden by astir 30 points past year, portion Price’s territory was besides carried by Biden by a akin amount, according to predetermination data.

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Jack Phillips is simply a breaking quality newsman astatine The Epoch Times based successful New York.