Nancy Pelosi is on her way out of the door.
With her Democrat majority in Congress on the verge of collapse, Pelosi is facing the end of her career.
And now, she left jaws on the floor after announcing her own retirement plans.
Nancy Pelosi is just weeks away from possibly resigning from Congress, amid speculation that she will leave the chamber should Democrats end up being defeated in the 2022 midterm elections.
And for Pelosi, the odds of a Red Wave seem to grow by the day, with Democrats having increasingly steep challenges in holding onto their majority in the House.
Now, it appears that Republicans are more likely than not of flipping both chambers of Congress, and should they succeed in November, Pelosi herself appears poised to step down not just as leader of the Democratic caucus in the House, but from her seat in Congress altogether.
The Hill reports, “Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday declined to say if she will remain in House leadership following next month’s elections when pressed by CBS ‘Face the Nation’ moderator Margaret Brennan. Pelosi twice declined to publicly lay out her intentions on CBS.”
“I’m not talking about that,” Pelosi said when challenged about her future plans. “I’m here to talk about how we win the election.”
The problem for Pelosi is that there doesn’t seem to be much of a path left for her party to win the election.
With the midterm being held in just two weeks, Pelosi’s party is down bad in the polls, with the American people citing inflation, crime, and immigration as their top priorities while Democrats continue to focus on things like abortion on demand and taxing the middle class to fund their climate agenda.
The problem for Democrats is they have campaigned completely out of sync from what the American people care about this election cycle, and it has only been in the last few days that Democrat campaign operatives realized the looming disaster that is now facing them.
Democrats have begun to try and pivot to talking about crime or inflation, but this pivot has come far too late for the party.
And now, it appears very likely that Pelosi’s days as speaker of the House are about to come crashing down.
What’s worse, there are growing voices within Pelosi’s own party who are upset that she remains in power.
“Pelosi serves as a prolific fundraiser for Democrats and maintains a reputation for wrangling rank-and-file members on tough votes to maintain party unity, but some Democrats have voiced frustrations with their octogenarian congressional leadership. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the No. 2 House Democrat, is 83 years old, and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the No. 3 in the conference, is 82,” adds The Hill.
With a midterm disaster just around the corner, it appears Pelosi may use the opportunity of her own looming defeat to finally bow out of the political arena altogether, and finally retire from Congress after decades in power.