Nancy Pelosi’s life was turned upside down when Donald Trump was elected President.
His election slashed her dreams of serving as Speaker of the House under a Clinton administration.
But even that news wasn’t as bad as what just came out that may force her to retire.
Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 sent the Democrat party into a frenzy of confusion.
They were so sure that Hillary Clinton was going to win that a loss to Donald Trump didn’t even cross their minds.
So when Trump won, and Republicans held onto their majorities in the House and Senate, they truly had no idea what to do.
Their entire plan was immediately shut down, instead of having full majority power as planned, they were stuck in a minority.
There was perhaps nobody, besides Hillary Clinton, who was more upset about this than Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
Being the highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, she was bound to easily be elected Speaker of the House.
Instead, she was forced to accept her position as Minority Leader.
In her position, her main job has been doing everything she can to stop Republicans in the House from implementing President Trump’s agenda.
But she has done a poor job, with President Trump being able to implement a number of his major proposals, including historic tax-cuts.
This has angered many Democrats, who have lost faith in the current Democrat Party.
That anger has been channeled into electing Democrats with a more extreme agenda, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an admitted socialist who defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District.
Cortez is the 4th highest ranking democrat in House, who had a plan in the works to take Speaker’s chair if Democrats were to regain a majority in the upcoming midterm elections.
This should be a good thing for Pelosi, as Crowley was planning to directly compete with her to take the seat she so desperately wants.
But even with Crowley losing his seat, it seems as though he might not be done battling with Pelosi.
In a recent interview with CBS, Crowley was pressed on whether he would back Pelosi for Speaker if Democrats were to take back the House.
Instead of endorsing her, Crowley cast doubts about Pelosi being able to be elected as Speaker.
While he did state that Pelosi will have a “strong case for holding on to the speakership” if given the chance, he did bring up some doubts.
He said that “there may be other issues that come to the fore at that point,” before making it clear that the decision is up to the next Congress to make that decision.
While that statement may seem like tepid support on the surface, it clearly shows that Crowley is not excited about the prospect of a Speaker Pelosi.
If Crowley’s sentiment is shared among enough Democrat members of Congress, it could easily squash Pelosi’s chances.
But before she will even have a chance to be elected Speaker the Democrats will need to take back the House.
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