Lots of people are already speculating that Nancy Pelosi will retire after the 2022 midterms if Republicans retake the House of Representatives, which is expected.
This week, she has lost two staffers which seems to confirm this suggestion.
It would be a huge blow to Democrats.
Breitbart News reports:
Two Staffers Abandon Nancy Pelosi in One Week, Increasing Retirement Rumors
Two staffers have abandoned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in just one week, a pattern that indicates Pelosi may retire after the 2022 midterms.
Amid months of Pelosi retirement rumors from CNN, aides, and Atlantic magazine, Pelosi’s Press Assistant, Riley Lopez, announced Wednesday he is moving on to a less relevant position in the Senate.
Lopez’s departure comes days after Robyn Patterson, Pelosi’s former deputy communications director, left her office for the Commerce Department.
The departures were noticed by Mike Berg, National Republican Congressional Committee’s deputy communications director, who suggested the Speaker of the House is under “retirement watch”…
Though Pelosi has not officially announced she will retire or campaign for reelection, CNN reported in November she may make good on her promise and opt to vacate her seat. Democrats are unlikely to retain the House majority after the midterm elections.
“On Capitol Hill, the Speaker’s future is an issue that her top lieutenants are wary of discussing — even privately — worried that any hint of jockeying to replace her will create tension in the ranks,” CNN reported.
It’s worth remembering that Pelosi is way past retirement age.
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) December 8, 2021
She can’t retire soon enough.https://t.co/mjAKK7CWJe
— James Plowman (@plowmanj3) December 2, 2021
It's time for Nancy Pelosi to retire.
She’s been in office for decades.
— Lynz Piper-Loomis (@LynzPiperLoomis) December 1, 2021
She really should step down. She’s over 80 years old.