House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reached a milestone this week.
She turned 80 years old. Is she planning to retire at some point? Don’t people usually retire from work years before they reach 80?
Independent Journal Review reports:
Nancy Pelosi Turns 80, Says She Is Not Celebrating ‘Until I Can Hug My Grandbabies’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) kicked off her birthday at a press conference instead of a birthday party. The speaker turned 80 on Thursday.
During the press conference, she updated the nation on the massive funding bill aimed at helping the nation survive the coronavirus outbreak.
At the opening of her press conference, a reporter wished Pelosi a happy birthday, and after thanking him, she said, “I’m not celebrating, though, until I can hug my grandbabies. I’m waiting for that day, hopefully, that will be soon, but thank you.”
Before entering politics, the Baltimore-born speaker raised five children and she now has nine grandchildren.
The Washington Free Beacon offered this tongue-in-cheek report:
Happy 80th Birthday, Nancy Pelosi!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) celebrated her 80th birthday on Thursday as the American people continue to await House action on the Senate-passed $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Most would agree that she doesn’t look a day older than 79.
Born in 1940, more than a year before the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the left-wing Democrat has enjoyed one of the most successful female political careers in American history, at least in terms of longevity. She is even older than the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates—former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—both of whom would turn 80 during their first term in office, if elected.
Is it time for term limits?
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: 80 years old—17th term
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer: 80 years old—20th term
Majority Whip James Clyburn: 79 years old—14th term
The House leadership has spent nearly 100 combined years in Congress
RT if it's time for term limits!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 26, 2020
It’s time for a lot of people to retire.