Another I’m NOT surprised situation…
Democrats are in for a rough Midterm election….
Joe Biden IS the President….
Hakeem Jeffries is standing on the sidelines ready….
But Pelosi, comfortable in the powerful spot may not want give her spot up it appears to some…Or…Just doesn’t want to seen as a lame duck Speaker and House Democratic leader…
Of course a loss of the Democratic majority in the house would releive her of the Speakership also….
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is declining to say whether she will abide by an agreement she struck with a group of Democratic rebels three years ago to step down by the end of the 2022 cycle.
In an interview with PBS NewsHour that aired Wednesday night, host Judy Woodruff asked Pelosi whether she might consider extending her time as speaker if Democrats retain their House majority — or even extend it — in 2022.
“Well, let’s take it one step at a time,” Pelosi said. “I myself had thought I was leaving in 2016, when Hillary Clinton would be the president of the United States. But I don’t have any intention of declaring myself a lame duck.”
Pelosi added that “nonetheless, my husband and my children and my grandchildren are listening.”
“We want to do some great things in this election,” she said. “And some of our members are running for higher office, so confident are they that the Democrats will prevail. And we are recruiting great candidates to run. And I’ll tell you, in about, like, November, a year before the election, where I think we are.”
In December 2018, Pelosi struck a deal with a group of insurgent House Democrats who wanted new blood in the top Democratic ranks and maneuvered for months to deny Pelosi the votes she would need to be elected speaker once again.
After weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiating, Pelosi backed off her resistance to setting a date for her departure but avoided becoming an immediate lame duck….