Is the reign of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) finally over?
According to a Washington Post report, it is.
Early Monday, WaPo reported that after the 2022 mid-term elections have concluded, Pelosi will announce her retirement.
One More Time
Get ready for a major battle for power in the Democrat Party.
Rumors are now flying that House Speaker Pelosi will finally retire after the 2022 election.
These rumors have been going around for quite some time, but with several Pelosi staffers leaving in December, it now seems imminent that Pelosi is about to call it quits.
Her retirement will be a welcome change for the new breed of Democrat in the House that is dying to get control of the party.
If and when Pelosi lets go of the gavel, there will be a massive fight between all three factions of the party to take the lead.
The establishment will hope to retain power, while moderates and progressives will do everything they can to get someone into that leadership role.
Rep. Jayapal (D-WA) stated, “I think there was a ‘holding of power’ model that worked very well for a long time, and I think now it is more about a recognition of different centers of focus within the Democratic caucus that have to be brought in and brought together.
“It takes some acceptance of more-decentralized leadership.”
Rep. Khanna (D-CA), one of those expected to rise up in the ranks, stated, “I think we want leadership that bridges some of the different ideological wings of the party, that is committed to listening to all of the perspectives, that will be capable of helping move the Senate or things that have stalled in the House.
“But whoever it is, I hope they would adopt progressive positions and also listen to the broad caucus and build consensus.”
In addition to Khanna, other members that will be in the running for the House leadership position are Rep. Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and Rep. Clyburn (D-S.C.).
As you can see from that list, it is a mix of all facets of the party.
I fully expect a younger member of the party to be pushed forward, with Jeffries and Khanna more than likely being the favorites to take over that role.
I say this because leadership will have to be someone accepted by the uber-progressives of the party, and someone like Hoyer or Clyburn does not fit that bill.
This changeover could really work in favor of the GOP, especially if someone like Jeffries gets the keys to the car.
In terms of Republicans continuing to flip seats, the more radical the better for Pelosi’s replacement.
Do you think Pelosi will really step down after the mid-term elections?
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