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Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green has dished some “personal dirt” on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Greene took to Twitter and said that Pelosi was on her plane and was “house hunting” in south Florida last week.
This, if true, would suggest that Pelosi may believe that Democrats are going to lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.
Many also assume that if Democrats lose control of the House, Pelosi will retire from office.
“Nancy Pelosi went house hunting last week in south Florida. She was actually on my plane. She wants to retire in Florida to enjoy low taxes, mask-free hair salons, and Republican freedom policies, while literally destroying all these good things for the American people,” Greene tweeted.
Democrats can see the red wave coming and it appears one of the biggest names in the party may be calling it quits.
Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec said last Tuesday that Pelosi is telling people she is heading to retirement.
“Hearing Pelosi is telling people she is not running for re-election tonight. Doesn’t want to be tied to 2022,” he said.
A report from The Atlantic declared that Democrats may already have her replacement if they keep the House majority next year.
“Democratic members of Congress won’t talk about any of this publicly, as if Pelosi might suddenly appear and pull their hearts from their chests,” it said. “Pretty much every Democrat in Congress and beyond is confident that Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York will be the next speaker of the House if Democrats manage to hold on to their majority next year.”
She spoke to CNN host Jake Tapper on a myriad of subjects a week ago and, among those, was her possible election campaign for 2022 when the host asked her if she intended to seek the position again.
“You think I’m going to make an announcement right here and now?” she said.
“You’re gonna run for re-election though, yes?” the host said.
“Why would I tell you that now?” she said as she left.
“It’s not just me, it’s the American people. It’s the world. This is an international show,” he said.
“Probably I would have that conversation with my family first if you don’t mind,” she said.
During the interview, she postulated that Democrats could ac alone to raise the debt ceiling again in December using budget reconciliation.
“That’s one path. But we’re still hoping to have bipartisanship,” she said on “State of the Union,” CNN reported.
But there could be other reasons for her not seeking election again in 2022, as her poll numbers have cratered.
“It is impressive that the least popular politician in the country has somehow managed to become even more unpopular,” said Mike Berg, a spokesman for the NRCC. “We are going to ensure voters know that Nancy Pelosi is the running mate for every vulnerable Democrat who backed her for Speaker of the House.”
With a razor-thin majority in the House, Pelosi’s unpopularity could be an anchor around the Democrat Party in the 2022 midterm elections and further shrink their presence in the House enough to give Republicans the majority.