Nancy Pelosi appeared to signal that this could be her last term as leader of the House, as she has just been tapped to run for Speaker for a seventh and eighth-year, according to Fox News.
“At the start of this Congress, there was a discussion about putting in place some kind of term limits for the leadership team.”
“I’m curious if you anticipate this coming Congress would be your last as Speaker.”
“When that conversation took place, there was a move to put limits on the leadership and chairs of committees,” she continued.
“They said they were going to do it. They didn’t do it. Whether it passes or not, I will abide by those limits that are there.”
“So is that a kind of Shermanesque statement?” the reporter asked.
“No, it’s not.”
“It’s a statement that I made,” Pelosi said.
“Listen, if my husband is listening, don’t let me have to be more specific than that. because we never expected to have another term now.”
“I consider this a gift and I can’t wait to work with Joe Biden,” she added.
“I don’t want to undermine any leverage I have but I made that statement.”
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