Nancy Pelosi Reportedly Telling Close Allies She’ll Retire

( Tuesday’s elections were cause for celebration among House Republicans eager to wrest the majority from Nancy Pelosi’s cold, shriveled hands. And while Republicans hope to retire Pelosi from the speakership, rumor has it, she may be looking to retire from the House altogether.

On Tuesday night, Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec tweeted that he had heard word that Pelosi is telling people she won’t be running for reelection in 2022. Posobiec reported that Pelosi wants to distance herself from the coming storm.

While there has been no other corroboration for Posobiec’s scoop, there have been previous reports that the 81-year-old Pelosi might be considering stepping down from her leadership role.

What seems inevitable, however, is retirement or not, the chances of Nancy Pelosi being Speaker of the House in January 2023 are growing slim.

After Tuesday’s election, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters that seventy Democrats seats are now considered vulnerable. The Republicans only need to flip five seats to gain the majority.

McCarthy also said that he’s spoken with a number of House Democrats who are open to switching parties as New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew did back in 2019.

Given the Democrats’ decision to double down on their unpopular agenda despite Tuesday’s rebuke from voters, it isn’t surprising that Democrats from moderate or swing districts are eyeing the exits.

The president’s party traditionally loses seats in the midterms. In fact, there have been only three occasions since 1860 in which the president’s party gained seats in the midterm elections.

Before Tuesday’s GOP wins, only 57 Democrat seats were considered vulnerable by House Republicans. With this week’s strong showing, House Republicans added another thirteen to their list of midterm targets. Among those 13 are suburban districts held by Representatives Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) near Philadelphia, Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.) around Phoenix, and Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) from eastern Connecticut.

Meanwhile, some Congressional Democrats are arguing that their humiliating defeats on Tuesday are proof that they didn’t go far enough to ram through President Biden’s massive spending plans. Squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even suggested that Terry McAuliffe was defeated because he wasn’t “progressive” enough.