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Pelosi Likely To Retire After This Term, House Democrat Says

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not commented on rumors of her possible retirement at the end of this term, but that hasn’t stopped lower-ranking Democrats from eyeballing her position. Party insiders have begun speculating on the future of Democratic leadership if she resigns from her post.

“My gut would tell me that this would be her last term,” Democratic House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., told The Hill. “I see a lot of people who would be the presumed successors donating a lot of money to their colleagues.”

Pelosi, D-Calif., has previously kept her intentions close to her chest, telling The Associated Press in 2018 that she “can take the heat” from Republicans.

At least 23 Democratic legislators are set to retire or run for a different office this year, destabilizing the party’s rank and file lawmakers.

Additionally, increasing tensions between the far-left faction of the party and more moderate Democrats have produced a disconnect in messaging.

Despite occasional cooperation on policy, progressive members of the “Squad” have taken swipes at Pelosi’s leadersh… (Read more)