The Washington Examiner just published a report suggesting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may end up being replaced in Congress by her daughter, Christine Pelosi.
For many, many months now, there has been significant speculation about Speaker Pelosi’s future. The speculation really picked up following reports that Pelosi may choose to retire – or at least relinquish her leadership role in the Democratic Party – should the Republicans take back the House in the midterm elections.
Pelosi has done little to silence these rumors. Instead, she has insisted that all of her focus is on winning the midterm elections.
In the meantime, the rumors have only continued to grow. And now, these rumors include Pelosi’s daughter Christine Pelosi.
In its new report, the Examiner suggests that Pelosi really may be on the verge of retiring and that her daughter might just be looking to take her mother’s House seat.
The outlet reports:
Rumors have swirled that Pelosi’s daughter, Christine Pelosi, could launch a bid to take her mother’s House seat, which would make her the third generation of a Pelosi political dynasty as Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., also served in Congress representing Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District from 1939 to 1947.
The Examiner goes on to highlight the fact that Christine Pelosi has never been elected to office. But, the outlet also points out that, while never elected to office, Christine Pelosi has been “heavily involved with politics.”
In other words, this all is still in the realm of rumor and speculation, but it is not outside of the realm of possibility.
After the midterms, there will be two significant questions regarding Pelosi. One will be whether she will retire. Another will be whether she will still maintain her leadership role atop the Democratic Party.
When the speculation began about Pelosi’s retirement, the condition stated in those reports for retirement was a Republican victory in the midterms. That now looks likely.
If she does stay, there have been reports suggesting that a significant number of Democrats would like new leadership atop the Democratic Party. Pelosi, though, has overcome such opposition before.
The bottom line is that we simply don’t know the answer to either question, and we’re likely not going to know until after the results of the midterm elections.