Pelosi Raises Eyebrows When Asked What She Thinks About Retirement


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MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi what she thought about the word “retirement” and it doesn’t seem like the California Democrat has plans to step away.

Or at least she’s keeping things quiet if she is considering retiring in the near future.

In the interview posted by Forbes Women, Brzezinski asked Pelosi to respond to a list of words with her opinion.

One of the words Brzezinski asked Pelosi to respond to was the word “retirement.”


Pelosi laughed, looked at Brzezinski, and said, “What’s that?

“So I’m wondering if there was a moment in your career after it started, the political career, where you might have given up or almost gave up and what that was,” Brzezinski said.

“No. I — I didn’t have a moment of giving up because I — my expectations were not — whatever I was doing at the time was what I was there to do,” Pelosi said.

Brzezinski responded: “It was valuable.”


Pelosi said:

It was valuable. So that does — I hope that doesn’t sound overconfident about things. But, no, it was like, this is what this is. Lessons learned. When I — I lost a race for — you may not know this because I don’t know if you were born yet, but I lost a race for a national chairman. And it was the best thing that ever happened to me because I — I learned so much from what the possibilities are to young women.

You don’t know what’s around the corner, so just be confident in who you are know your subject so that people respect your judgment and that you have a plan. You have a vision, and you have a plan. You will succeed.


Democrats should be very worried that they will lose control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

According to a new poll from Democracy Corps, enthusiasm among Republicans to vote in the midterm elections outpaces Democrats by double digits.


The survey found that 68% of Republicans remain engaged ahead of 2022. Meanwhile, Democrats have seen their engagement slip to 57%, an 11-point cushion for the GOP.

The survey also found that Republican voters remain firmly in the camp of Trump, with only 16% of Republicans identifying as “non-Trump conservatives.”

In the battleground states, which most likely decide the balance of power, only 9% of Republican voters identify themselves as part of the same group.

The survey comes as the GOP is poised to take back the House next November and could even regain control of the Senate.

The data revealed remarkably strong support for “conservative populist policy” reminiscent of the Trump administration’s legislative agenda.


“Competitive swing districts across the country are the key to Republicans winning back the majority in 2022,” said Sarah Chamberlain, president of the Republican Main Street Partnership. “Voters want good, commonsense, conservative policies, without the noise and rhetoric.”

Thirty-seven percent cited as their top priority “D.C. corruption/dysfunction,” followed by 18% who said immigration, 10% who said healthcare, and 10% who said jobs and the economy.

Interestingly, just 8% said “election reform” was a top priority.

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