REPORT: Nancy Pelosi Running For Another Term As House Speaker, Even Though She Turns 80 Next Year
Isn’t it time for Nancy Pelosi to retire yet?
Millions of Americans are told by their employers every year that it’s time for them to leave their jobs, that they have gotten too old, and that someone younger is taking their position.
Why doesn’t this ever seem to apply to people in Washington?
Pelosi is going to turn 80 next March, yet she is apparently planning to run for speaker again.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Pelosi running again, 80 on Election Day, soon to become oldest speaker ever
It’s official, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to run for another term.
Coy on her plans to date, Washington’s top Democrat told C-SPAN’s Steve Scully that she will file for a 17th term.
“Oh, yeah, well I’m not making any political plans right now, but we’ll just take it one day at a time,” the Democrat initially said.
Then, she added, “I intend to file, we have to file by December of this year, we have to file, so I’ll be filing, yes.”
Pelosi first won in a 1987 special election and has twice been elected speaker.
Be sure to watch @CSPAN our interview with @SpeakerPelosi Friday night 8pm et on C-SPAN. Trade, gun debate, 2020 politics, her view of @realDonaldTrump and working with @senatemajldr among the topics. A fascinating conversation pic.twitter.com/24eH5FiWEl
— Steve Scully (@SteveScully) September 12, 2019
House @SpeakerPelosi first elected in 1987 on running for re-election: "I intend to file, we have to file by December of this year, we have to file, so I’ll be filing, yes.” https://t.co/HvADW9GcEI @cspan pic.twitter.com/fQ2iEfHwCP
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) September 13, 2019
When does Nancy Pelosi get her gold watch and her retirement party?
When she’s 85? 90?