According to the Daily Caller, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering a trip to Egypt as fears grow that Democrats will lose their grip on power.
The Daily Caller cited a tweet from Punch Bowl News founder Jake Sherman which said the proposed trip would involve Pelosi attending a United Nations Climate Change Conference which is being held in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh.
Pelosi’s last days
🚨NEWS in @punchbowlnews PM: PELOSI likely heading to EGYPT to COP27 tomorrow — the day after the midterm elections.
All depends on Paul Pelosi’s health, but she made the announcement at a donor lunch today.https://t.co/wVvc3NlNlHhttps://t.co/Kay3R63esI
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) November 8, 2022
Sky News Australia later revealed that Pelosi communicated her desire to participate in the event while speaking with members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Politico reported that Republicans seem poised to win a narrow majority, which would result in California Rep. Kevin McCarthy ascending to the position of House speaker in January.
Still, the website also pointed out that Pelosi was quick to praise Democrats on Tuesday night for defying predictions of a congressional red wave.
“While many races remain too close to call, it is clear that House Democratic members and candidates are strongly outperforming expectations across the country,” she declared.
Trip depends on husband’s health
Meanwhile, the Daily Caller noted that the current House speaker’s decision on whether or not to travel overseas would be determined partly by her husband’s condition.
Paul Pelosi was brutally bludgeoned in his home late last month by a hammer-wielding assailant and was only released from hospital a week ago, a fact that his wife’s office addressed in a statement.
“The Pelosi family is thankful for the beautiful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world,” it read.
“Paul is grateful to the 911 operator, emergency responders, trauma care team, ICU staff, and the entire ZSFGH medical staff for their excellent and compassionate life-saving treatment he received after the violent assault in our home,” the statement continued.
“Paul remains under doctors’ care as he continues to progress on a long recovery process and convalescence. He is now home surrounded by his family who request privacy,” it concluded.