It is widely believed that Nancy Pelosi, the current speaker of the House of Representatives, will “retire” or “step aside” after the next midterm elections in November.
According to a recent story, California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff is setting himself up to succeed Pelosi as speaker if she decides to step down after the Republicans retake the House in November. Pelosi, for her part, has declared her intention to run again in November.
The Washington Post notes that Schiff “has not made an explicit plea for endorsements,” although his efforts have “centered on solidifying support within his home base” in California.
According to the Post, Schiff is “testing the waters to see whether any members are interested, and subtly hinting that he intends to run for caucus leadership.”
The publication also notes that Schiff has tried to reach out to progressive and minority-led congressional organizations but has received “tepid” responses at best.
Reps. Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn, and Hakeem Jeffries are some of the other Democrats said to be aiming for the leadership of the House Democratic Caucus if Pelosi stands down.
These whispers have become so strong that it seems Democrats are beginning to consider possible replacements for Pelosi
To get things moving in the Senate or the House again after they’ve stopped, “I believe we want leadership that bridges some of the various ideological wings of the party, that is devoted to listening to all the viewpoints.” Representative Ro Khanna of California’s Democratic Party told the Post, “Whoever it is, I hope they will follow progressive principles and listen to the entire caucus and establish an agreement
ceptance of more decentralized leadership.”
Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo said that Pelosi was contemplating a resignation last year.
Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo said on air that she had heard from “several sources” that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi plans to resign when Democrats approve Vice President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better program.
She said, “First, this morning is exclusive; sources tell Sunday Morning Futures that there is chatter percolating in Washington that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may stand down after getting the large spending bill passed,” she stated was a significant accomplishment.
As a result, “all those Democratic members who had their arms twisted to vote for the multitrillion-dollar bill and put their reelection in peril may be angry to find that the speaker might be contemplating a cut and run,” she said.
According to a July story from The Atlantic, Pelosi will leave her speaker position “in the not-so-distant future.”
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce her resignation after next year’s midterms,” it claimed.
Her senior deputies aspire to her Post, but they’re in their early 80s, and most Democrats expect them to stand down too. “They all have stock answers denying anyone’s ever leaving,” The Atlantic claimed. The time will come.
“Democratic members of Congress won’t speak about any of this publicly, as if Pelosi would magically materialize,” it stated.
The Atlantic said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries might be the future House Speaker if Democrats win next year.
“Almost every Democrat in Congress and beyond is certain that Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York will be the next speaker of the House,” the article said.