Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who only won her last Speakership by promising to limit her time, in a surprise move has announced she will in fact, run for re-election and seek a 19th term in the House, representing San Francisco in the upcoming mid-terms in November.
Democrats are set to take a blow, as they now have over 29 of their own retiring this year, opening up seats to cause a potential Republican led House.
Pelosi made her announcement via her official Twitter account, touting her Democrat colleagues’ accomplishments in recent years and stating what political goals are yet to be achieved.
“While we have made progress, much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives. This election is crucial: nothing less is at stake than our democracy,” Pelosi said.
“But we don’t agonize, we organize,” she said, misquoting murdered 19th century labor leader Joe Hill. “I am running for re-election to Congress to deliver for the people and defend democracy.”
San Francisco has taken a nose dive in recent years and it has become a cesspool of drugs, homelessness and crime. It happens often that homeless will be defecating in the street, while restaurant goers look on in horror.
Footage out of the once beautiful city, shows crowds of criminals, entering stores and taking what they like, because Democrat policies have tied the hands of law enforcement.
If Pelosi does decide to put her name on the ballot in California’s 12th District in November, she will be 82, making her one of the oldest lawmakers in Congress.
Pelosi is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, where her father was the mayor of Baltimore and served as a Congressman. Pelosi moved out to California in the 1970s and used her father’s political connections to worm her way into political power.
She joined the Democratic National Committee and was the head of California’s Democratic Party until 1983, finally winning her Congressional seat in 1987.
Having been House Speaker twice, from 2007 to 2011 and from 2019 to the present day, Democrats have been taking bets on whether or not Pelosi will run again and if she did, would she want the Speakers chair again.
Its obvious that she would. Someone who has been so bent on getting power, may find it difficult to take a back seat when her party fails to perform in the mid-terms and Republicans not only take the House, but the Senate too.
It wouldn’t be easy for a megalomaniac to step down, especially since Pelosi was in one of the most powerful positions in government, third in line for succession after the President and Vice President.
“If we’re in the minority,” one Democratic lawmaker told one media outlet, “I can’t imagine her wanting to do it.”
According to The Hill, House Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is viewed internally as her most likely successor.
Jesse Watters from Fox News, eviscerated the longtime congresswoman, revealing how she is literally worth hundred of millions of dollars, amassed while in Congress, and during his opening monologue, Watters referred to Pelosi as “The Wolf of Washington.”
“Maybe Nancy could invest more in her district instead of her portfolio,” Watters said. “If Nancy dumped a few shares, she could help make San Francisco less of a dump. A little goes a long way, just a few crumbs. Instead, she’ll continue to be the Warren Buffett of Washington. That is until you, the American people, step up, and you have.”
“The heat’s on the speaker, and suddenly she’s flip-flopped,” he continued.
Pelosi agreed to what she called “severe penalties for delay in reporting on STOCK Act.” She said, “But, to give a blanket attitude of ‘we can’t do this, and we can’t do that because we can’t be trusted’ – I just don’t buy into that,” she added.
“That’s right, Nancy. Promise to stop once you get caught,” Watters reacted.
Allegedly, Pelosi is running “for the children,” but as Watters points out, she has done little to nothing to help anyone but herself.
“But whose children, exactly? Her own children,” Watters said. “Paul Pelosi Jr. is 52 years old, and let’s just say he and Hunter Biden would get along really well. He’s been tied up in a ton of shady business that federal agents are digging into.”
“Nancy isn’t running to help the children; she’s running to help herself. And she’s made a career doing just that,” Watters said, calling her accumulation of personal wealth as a public servant a “family affair.”