By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, was reluctant to run for office next year when asked about it on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.
“Oh, you think I’m going to make an announcement here and now?” She To say CNN’s Jack Tapper.
Asked again during the interview, Pelosi, whose district surrounds most of San Francisco, said, “Why should I tell you now? Probably, I’ll have that conversation with my family first, if you don’t mind.”
In 2018, Pelosi told House Democrats that he would serve only two terms as House speaker, reaffirming his commitment in November last year when the issue of term limits came up after 10 Democrats voted against him.
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“Before the 116th Congress, Pelosi cut a deal with a handful of members by threatening to vote against him for speaker on the floor,” Roll Call reported last year. “In order to win their support, the California Democrats have agreed to allow the top three Democratic leaders to vote within the proposed deadline and comply with whether the proposal is accepted.”
Elected to the 110th, 111th, 116th and 117th sessions of Congress, Pelosi has been elected Speaker for the fourth time this year.
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In June, Pelosi tried to dispel rumors that he was planning to retire.
When asked by MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski how she felt about the word “retirement”, the 81-year-old replied, “What is it?”
“People make their own decisions about time” and “don’t have to follow someone else’s point of view,” he added.
If he retires, he will join three top Democrats who announced this month that they are retiring: North Carolina Representative David Price, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee; Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee; And John Yarmouth, chairman of the Kentucky House Budget Committee.
Price, also 81, has represented his district for 30 years.
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Pelosi, who was first elected in 1987, also served as a Democratic whip and was the first woman to be elected as a Democratic minority leader in 2002. In 2007, she became the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House in the history of Congress .
Syndicated with permission from Center Square.