Will she stay or will she go?
According to a report from The New York Post, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be discussing her future political plans on Thursday. The 82-year-old congresswoman is rumored to be mulling retirement, but President Biden has asked Pelosi to stick it out until the end of his term.
From The New York Post:
The announcement came hours after Republicans regained control of the House with incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Garcia’s victory over Democrat Christy Smith in California’s 27 Congressional District.
“Speaker Pelosi has been overwhelmed by calls from colleagues, friends and supporters,” Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said in a Wednesday night tweet.
“This evening, the Speaker monitored returns in the three remaining critical states. The Speaker plans to address her future plans tomorrow to her colleagues. Stay tuned.”
On Sunday, Pelosi said she wouldn’t entertain any questions about what lies ahead until all races were called. Several races are still up in the air, but Republicans reached the 218-seat threshold for the House majority with Garcia’s win.
Biden called Pelosi last week after election results started coming in; “I hope you stick,” Biden is said to have told her in a phone call. “I know it’s family first, but I hope you stick.” While Democrats performed far better than expected in the midterm elections, Republicans still took control of the House.
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