A lot is riding on the midterm elections, including the future of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Fox News just broadcasted a video taking a look at the situation, specifically at the possibility that Pelosi may be replaced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) should Republicans win back the House in the midterm elections.
FiveThirtyEight does have the Republicans “favored” – at odds of “3-in-4” – to win back the House. Republicans only need to win a handful of seats to do so.
If this does happen – if Republicans do win back the House – then a lot of questions will be raised, including about Pelosi’s future and about who the next speaker of the House will be.
Pelosi sticks to her strategy
Many months ago now, it was reported that Pelosi was considering heading for the exits should Republicans take back the House. But, now, no one really seems to have any idea what Pelosi’s plans are.
Every time that Pelosi is asked by reporters about her future, she, usually with attitude, gives the same answer, something along the lines of, “I’m strictly focused on winning the next election,” or “right now, my focus is on holding the House.”
When pressed further about her future, Pelosi will say something along the lines of, “first we win, then we decide.”
So, there really is no telling what Pelosi is going to do. As Fox reports, not even Pelosi’s fellow Democrats seem to know.
The Dems may be looking to move on
While Americans get to decide whether the next House Speaker will be a Democrat or a Republican, the Democrats will decide whether to stick with Pelosi or move on to new leadership.
There have been reports indicating that, regardless of the outcome of the midterm elections, there is a sizable contingent of House Democrats that would like to see new Democratic leadership in the House.
Whether this will actually happen is another matter altogether. The fact is that Pelosi, thus far, has managed to squash challenges from within her own party. There is no denying Pelosi’s power in D.C.
Still, Pelosi has to be feeling the pressure as the midterms draw near.