House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appears to be ready to go back on her word.
In 2018, Pelosi vowed that if Democrats regained the House, she would only lead the caucus for two more terms.
Well, those two terms are about to come to a close, but Pelosi has yet to give any indication that she will be stepping down.
Breaking Her Promise
During the 2018 cycle, Roll Call reported that Pelosi had reached a backroom deal with Democrats.
Per that deal, Pelosi should be banned from serving as caucus leader past this cycle.
Pelosi, at the time, stated, “This proposal, which was developed by Members who care about the institution of the House of Representatives, would provide that Members in senior leadership positions can serve 3 terms with an additional term with two-thirds support of the Caucus.
“It would include the two terms of the Democratic Majority from 2007 to 2011.”
Pelosi then added, “I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not.”
On Sunday, CNN reported that Pelosi has filed for re-election in 2022.
Sources inside Pelosi’s camp have also indicated that if she wins her election, and that is a certainty considering the robots voting in California, she plans to stay in party leadership.
Even so, it is unlikely that Pelosi will continue to hold the gavel.
History tells us that about two dozen seats switch parties in the mid-term elections, which would be more than enough to swing it back to Republicans.
If that is the case, Pelosi could still serve as House Minority Leader and do her best to block any Republican legislation, although I doubt she will have the numbers in the House to even come close to threatening such action.
What will be interesting here is to see how the Squad members and moderates react to this.
None of them have been happy with Pelosi’s leadership, so there could be some pushback here.
What do you guys think? If Pelosi stays, will she lose the gavel in the next election cycle?
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