Nancy Pelosi’s future is one of the biggest issues in American politics.
Many pundits believe she is on the verge of retirement.
But then Pelosi sent the Democrats running for their lives with this bombshell about her future.
Nancy Pelosi Reveals Her Future Plans In Bombshell Interview
Nancy Pelosi is a political anchor for Democrats.
Many Democrats running in swing districts have promised to oppose her for Speaker of the House should the Democrats take back Congress.
And in Georgia, Republicans won a special election in a swing district by making the race a referendum on a possible Speaker Pelosi.
Democrats believe they are on the cusp of winning back the House.
But Pelosi wants to diffuse the Republicans attempts to use her unpopularity against the Democrats.
So in an exclusive interview, she told the Los Angeles Times that she wouldn’t serve as Speaker for a long period of time.
The Los Angeles Times reports on their interview with Pelosi:
Democrats have yet to win a House majority and Nancy Pelosi’s return as speaker is by no means certain, but already she has one eye on the exits.
“I see myself as a transitional figure,” Pelosi said in an interview in which she professed utmost confidence that, should Democrats take control of the chamber on Nov. 6, she will again assume the top leadership position. “I have things to do. Books to write; places to go; grandchildren, first and foremost, to love.”
Nancy Pelosi Gives A Time Line For Retirement
Pelosi sought to fool Americans into thinking she would not be around long.
She claimed she would stick around only so long as Trump is President.
The Times also reports from their interview:
She hastened to add she was not imposing a limit on her tenure. “Do you think I would make myself a lame duck right here over this double-espresso?” the San Francisco Democrat said Thursday in a downtown Miami cafe, with a raised eyebrow and a laugh.
By implicitly limiting her time as speaker, the 78-year-old Pelosi could ease the pressure to stand aside by signaling her willingness for a new and younger generation of leaders to take over sooner rather than later.
The Times continued:
But with no other woman at the table, Pelosi said, “it was the most urgent of all moments” to keep her seat alongside President Trump, GOP leaders and the top Democrat in the Senate, New York’s Charles E. Schumer.
“I feel a very strong responsibility to stay in this office for at least the next two years while he’s president,” Pelosi said over that double-espresso. “And let’s hope it doesn’t go any longer than that for him.”
But few people believe Pelosi.
She stuck around for six years showing her great desperation to return to power.
No one thinks she’s hung on this long only to end up as a placeholder Speaker of the House.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.