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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be “stepping down” in the near future, a new report says.
On Tuesday The Atlantic published a story saying that Pelosi would resign as Speaker “in the not-so-distant future.”
“Sometime in the not-so-distant future, probably after next year’s midterm elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce that she’s stepping down,” it said.
“Her top deputies… aspire to her job, but they’re also in their early 80s, and most Democrats in and out of Congress are counting on them to step aside too. Of course, they all have stock responses denying that anyone is ever going anywhere,” The Atlantic said. “But the day is coming.”
“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.”
This news came on the same day that another Democrat, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced his resignation amid a sexual harassment scandal.
“I’m a New Yorker, born and bred. I’m a fighter and my instinct is to fight through this controversy because I truly believe it is politically motivated, I believe it is unfair and it is untruthful and I believe it demonizes behavior that is unsustainable for society,” he said.
“I love New York and I love you and everything I have ever done has been motivated by that love,” he said on Tuesday.
“I would never want to be unhelpful in any way. And I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let the government get back to governing,” he said. “And therefore that’s what I’ll do because I work for you and doing the right thing is doing the right thing for you.
“Kathy Hochul, my lieutenant governor, is smart and competent. This transition must be seamless he said.
“This situation by its current trajectory will generate months of political and legal controversy. That is what is going to happen. That is how the political wind is blowing. It will consume the government. It will cost taxpayers millions of dollars,” he said.
He also took responsibility for his actions that caused this.
“I have done it all my life. It’s who I have been since I can remember. In my mind, I have never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” he said. “There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate – and I should have. No excuses.”
Speaker Pelosi has been a controversial figure and this weekend former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich shredded her.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling her a “dictator” with “no respect for the rule of law.”
During an interview on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show, Gingrich told host John Catsimatidis that Pelosi is becoming a “dictator.”
“As a former speaker of the House, I think that the U.S. House is very, very, very important,” Gingrich said.
“And watching Pelosi become a dictator, watching her break every single rule, watching her run things entirely on her own, I think, is the most destructive thing I’ve seen done by any American politician in a very, very long time,” he added.
“And I think that we will see for years from now that problem. There’s no respect for the rule of law at the border,” he said.
He added: “There’s no respect for the rule of law when it gets involved in an issue that the left-wing cares about.”
“Although we already have inflation — and we already see gasoline prices going up, food prices going up, housing prices going up, car prices going up — they are going to try to pass these two gigantic bills that we’re going to put even more pressure on the economy,” he said.