Rep. Nancy Pelosi is running for reelection

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is running for reelection

And we do have some breaking 2024 news after much speculation.
The former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
says that she will seek reelection next fall.
NBC’s Julie Sirkin joins me now live from
Capitol Hill.
So,
Julie,
there was some speculation that Pelosi might retire at the end of
Here term.
She is 83 years old.
She is step back from the official party leadership after
Republicans getting control of the chamber.
What’s behind her decision here?
Erin,
step back from party leadership.
Clearly not going anywhere announcing a few moments ago
in a tweet that she is going to seek reelection in 2024.
She’s 83 years old.
Obviously,
the question of age has been on the topic of everybody’s minds.
Really,
over the last six
months when we talk about McConnell,
who’s 81 in the Senate,
and we talk about Diane Feinstein,
who Pelosi stood behind even when Democrats were calling for her to step down.
Pelosi said she
had finished rest for term.
I want to read you a part of this tweet from Team Pelosi.
She says
now more than ever our city needs us to advance.
San Francisco values and further our recovery,
our country needs America to show the world that our flag is still there and liberty injustice for
all that is why I’m running for reelection and respectfully ask for your vote.
She’s up in 2024.
She wants to continue the legacy she says that she has helped build here for nearly four decades
as a member of Congress.
As you mentioned,
she did step down for Democratic leadership,
ushering and heating calls,
Democrats and others who said it’s time for a new wave of leaders,
but famously as she’s now referring to herself,
as Speaker Emeritus,
she said that she will run
for another term.
Remember,
I was at the portrait unveiling she had at the end of last year,
where she talked about her legacy.
How she helped usher the passage of the Affordable Care Act,
for example,
her strong grip on the party and keeping Democrats together clearly Pelosi,
though she stepped down from her leadership position after her husband was assaulted.
Last fall,
I want to continue some of what she’s built over the last four decades,
really,
telling Politico as well yesterday in an interview that she really doesn’t want to see the golden age
she called it of women who represented San Francisco to go away.
She named retiring Senator Barbara
Boxer,
for example,
who left at age 82 and 2017.
She talks about Congresswoman Jackie Spear,
who also retired last year from Congress,
so just a stunning surprise from Pelosi at the
house.
She’s officially in.

 

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