Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced on Sunday that she has no plans to retire from her seat as Speaker if Democrats retain the House majority after the November election.
In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper asked Pelosi if she intended to run for Speaker of the House once again. “If Democrats keep the House, are you going to run for another term as Speaker?” asked Tapper.
Pelosi replied “Yes, I am. But let me also say that we have to win the Senate, so all this discussion of the virus takes us to the importance of this election. Vote your health.”
Pelosi’s stonewalling of a COVID-19 relief deal has frustrated her Democrat colleagues leading to speculation that she could lose her position as leader of the House, and her behavior since being elected to the position in 2018 hasn’t won her any favors from anyone but the Democrat establishment.
Political commentator Liz Peek speculated in late August that a Trump victory in November could be Pelosi’s undoing. Progressives have already expressed their dissatisfaction with Pelosi’s performance as Speaker due to her commitment to serving the Democrat establishment instead of their progressive goals.
Peek wrote that if Trump wins in November, she and other establishment leaders will be blamed for nominating the 77-year-old Joe Biden to begin with instead of a younger and more exciting Democrat candidate — of which there were plenty of options.
Peek also pointed out that Pelosi offended up-and-coming Democrat legislators by throwing them under the bus to back establishment candidates such as Joe Kennedy III and Eliot Engel — both of whom lost to far-left primary challengers.
“Pelosi barely won her Speakership at the convening of the last Congress in January 2019; to win over those calling for new leadership, she agreed to measures that might force her to step down in 2022,” Peek wrote. “My guess: If Trump wins, she won’t make it ‘til then.”