(DailyVantage.com) – Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made history when the House elected her to the Speaker role in 2007. Since then, she’s been a controversial figure, coming under fire from both parties for her actions and inactions. Now, she’s making headlines for a new reason — and if the Democrats have their way, it’s not going to be good.
Against the backdrop of the House passage of the Build Back Better plan on November 19, reporters asked Pelosi pressing questions. When pressed, the Speaker refused to answer questions about the possibility of retiring when her current term is up in 2023, saying, “I’m not here to talk about me.” This silence has many people raising speculation about what would happen should she decide against running again.
Prospect of post-Pelosi caucus sparks ‘excitement’ from some House Democrats https://t.co/XkrWaqdSDk
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 23, 2021
A Democratic aide, speaking anonymously, said there’s “excitement about a lot of different members,” particularly those who are younger and have fresh perspectives. Naturally, for the radical Left, “The Squad” comes to mind. But the idea of the House electing a representative who harbors radical ideas such as increased Socialist spending and defunding the police to a leadership position is laughable at best.
Another prospect whose name came up this summer is Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). If elected to the position, Jeffries would be the first black House Speaker. He currently serves as the Democratic Caucus chair but lacks the support of the Progressives, who say he isn’t radical enough for them.
Pelosi’s time will eventually come to an end, whether it’s in 2023 or beyond, and the battle for the new top Democrat is likely to be a factious one.
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