Some San Francisco residents not happy that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will seek another term

For more than three decades, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has represented her San Francisco-based congressional district.

Yet despite having consistently been reelected, a recent report from Fox News suggests that some of the 82-year-old’s constituents are turning on her. 

Local residents express a desire for change

The network spoke with a San Francisco resident named Kay who said, “Nancy Pelosi is probably the example of—sometimes the world changes without you.”

“It’s not even just her,” he continued, adding, “I think that’s just the way the policies are on Capitol Hill. They’re antiquated.”

Meanwhile, Kay seemed less than enthusiastic about Pelosi’s announcement that she plans to seek yet another term in office, saying, “If she does run again, even though people don’t change, there’s going to have to be a lot of change.”

Gianni is another local resident who expressed dissatisfaction regarding Pelosi’s leadership, stating, “I think there’s got to be a change.”

“When we’re left for dead over here on the streets … and all the storefront owners, and all the cars are broken into, there’s got to be a change.”

Doubts expressed over Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s cognitive health

Pelosi was not the only long-time California Democrat that residents voiced skepticism about, as some also questioned whether 88-year-old Dianne Feinstein should remain in office too.

“I just hope she can remember everything,” a man named Paul was quoted as saying of Feinstein. “I’m 53 this month, and I’m forgetting stuff.”

When asked about Feinstein, another San Francisco resident remarked, “You get to a point where you’re kind of outdated on the times, and you’ve been in the position so long where you’re kind of stuck in your own ways. So maybe she should retire.”

Fox News reported that similar comments came last fall from former California Sen. Barbara Boxer, a fellow Democrat who served alongside Feinstein for years.

“If Senator Feinstein were to call me today and asked my advice, I would say only you can decide this,” the network quoted Boxer as telling the Los Angeles Times in a September interview. Boxer added that she has “had very productive years away from the Senate doing good things.”

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