Tuesday House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she planned to seek the speakership if the Democrats retake the lower chamber of Congress in the November elections.
She is another one, who should be retired, and who doesn’t want to give up power. Maybe she should just be muzzled.
She says she’s very confident that Democrats will win, and she will once again be House speaker.
Pelosi, who became the first woman to be elected speaker in 2007, was in Boston for a Democratic fund-raiser hosted by Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark.
She said her presence was even more critical on Capitol Hill since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Republican Donald Trump. Pelosi’s determination to remain in the mix has some Democrats wary and Republicans linking her to fall House candidates.
But as for Democrats, candidate Conor Lamb took out an ad during the special House race in Pennsylvania in March boasting he “already said on the front page of the newspaper that I don’t support Nancy Pelosi.”
Pelosi touted her electoral success, pointing to when she led Democrats to take back the House in 2006. But the party lost the House to Republicans in the tea party wave of 2010.