President Joe Biden and other Democrats are reportedly urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to remain in Congress.
The reports come as speculation has swirled regarding the congresswoman’s potential retirement following the midterm elections.
Despite Republican gains in last week’s midterm elections, Democratic leaders are urging Nancy Pelosi — who’s reportedly mulling retirement — to stay in Congress. https://t.co/HbzWLz1jxM
— SFGATE (@SFGate) November 16, 2022
“The prevailing rumor was that Pelosi had planned to retire if Republicans took back the House in this year’s midterms,” SF Gate reported.
“‘I hope you stick,’ Biden reportedly told her. ‘I know it’s family first, but I hope you stick.'”
She can retire now with one helluva career! BRAVO. Pelosi to announce “future plans” on Thursday https://t.co/giCnIFBbhA
— R. GoRogers 🌊 (@melro52) November 17, 2022
The news comes as reports continue to hint at Pelosi’s possible retirement.
“The Speaker plans to address her future plans tomorrow with her colleagues. Stay tuned,” Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill said on Wednesday.
Nancy Pelosi might be announcing her intent to retire tomorrow. https://t.co/hsnch3WIsj
— Cryptid Politics 🇺🇸 (@CryptidPolitics) November 17, 2022
Even if Pelosi does stay, it is now clear that Republicans have won the House, meaning she will no longer serve as Speaker.
The congresswoman may wish to stick around, but it could be a good time for her to move.
Pelosi’s current retirement home is in Florida, which was won in a strong defeat of Democrats in the Sunshine State. If she retires, she’ll become the resident under GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis whose policies are the opposite of her own.