Nancy Pelosi’s future is a major question hanging over the Democrat Party.
Now it looks like the situation is about to come to a resolution.
And Democrats let a huge secret slip about when Nancy Pelosi is going to retire.
In order to secure the votes to win the speakership in 2019 Pelosi promised to only serve two terms as speaker of the House.
2022 is the final year of Pelosi’s second term as speaker; with Pelosi’s self-imposed term limit looming combined with polls showing a Republican landslide looming in November it led to increased speculation that Pelosi would retire at the end of this year.
It turns out the Democrats that work closest with Pelosi also believe Pelosi will retire.
The Capitol Hill-centric news website Punchbowl News surveyed senior staffers in both the House and the Senate.
And 54 percent of senior staffers believe Pelosi is retiring at the end of this year.
Punchbowl News reported:
Despite announcing she’d seek reelection earlier this year, a majority of senior staffers across both parties believe Speaker Nancy Pelosi will retire after this Congress.
→ 54% of respondents said they believe Pelosi will retire after this Congress. That number went up to 60% when we asked senior House staffers.
When we talk to leadership staffers, they tell us they don’t know whether Pelosi will retire, and furthermore, they do not believe she will announce her retirement in the middle of a congressional session. Pelosi has previously said this would be her last term as speaker.
This survey also found that 51 percent of Democrat senior staffers predict Pelosi will retire at the end of 2022.
Pelosi filed to run for re-election.
And Pelosi’s tried to remain tight-lipped about her future.
In 2018 RINO Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he was retiring ahead of the midterms.
Republicans faced a difficult environment and Ryan quitting on his party sent the message to GOP voters to not turn out since their leaders believed victory was out of reach and retreated from the fight.
Pelosi benefited from Ryan’s surrender and now Pelosi stares at polling data showing Republicans holding a 17-point advantage on the question of which party’s base is more enthusiastic to vote in the midterm election.
Even if Pelosi wants to retire and fully plans on retiring, Pelosi will not say a word out loud about her intentions.
The most likely scenario still remains Pelosi retiring but waiting until after the midterm elections to announce her exit.
That’s because Republicans are likely to win the majority in the House this November and no one thinks Pelosi will stick around to serve as a rank-and-file member of the Democrat caucus.
And that number also includes the Democrats who work with Pelosi on the Hill.
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