September 26, 2022

Washington Post report claims Pelosi plans to retire after 2022

The Washington Post reported on Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to “step down” after the 2022 midterm elections.

In addition to confirming her likely retirement, the report also speculated regarding who would replace her as the party’s top House leader.

“Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) is the early favorite to become the next Democratic leader, but the maneuvering for power has just begun,” the report said.

Other leaders noted in the article included Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC).

The battle for the party’s next leader may not need to include a new House Speaker. With two dozen or more House Democrats retiring or running for another office, Republicans expect to win power in the House and put Pelosi out of her current role.

Regardless of the outcome of the midterms, if Pelosi departs, it may open the door for even more radical leadership in the party, a move concerning to many Americans.

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