Since it seems probable that Nancy Pelosi will not be Speaker of the House in 2023, when Republicans are projected to retake the majority, many have hypothesized that she may resign if this occurs.
The recent event at the Pelosi residence in California, in which Paul Pelosi was attacked, is still shrouded in mystery, but its impact on the Speaker’s intentions shortly before the midterm elections cannot be ignored.
On the eve of Election Day, when it was anticipated that the House Democrats would be crushed by the Republicans, Nancy Pelosi granted an exclusive interview to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Cooper centered the conversation on the topic of Pelosi’s departure.
Cooper stated that there has “been a lot of discussion about whether you’d retire if Democrats lose the House.”
Cooper asked, “Will your decision be impacted by the attack in any way?” The speaker said that the “decision will be affected by what happened the last week or two.”
“Yes,” the Speaker said.
“It will?” the anchor asked.
“Yes,” she said.
CNN said that in response to the query, the Speaker stated that the attack on her husband will influence her decision to resign.
Nancy Pelosi says attacking husband will affect her decision to retire
Paul Pelosi was attacked with a hammer by a man who broke into their San Francisco home on October 28. pic.twitter.com/XcWM4vBptn
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Pelosi then recounted the moment she heard of the attack, saying that the doorbell rang and then she heard “bang, bang, bang, bang, bang on the door.”
“So I run to the door, and I’m very scared,” she said. “I see the Capitol Police and they say, ‘We have to come in to talk to you.’” “And I’m thinking my children, my grandchildren. I never thought it would be Paul because, you know, I knew he wouldn’t be out and about, shall we say. And so they came in. At that time, we didn’t even know where he was,” she said.
The 82-year-old husband of Pelosi has since returned home and the Speaker thanked everyone for their concern. “With a grateful heart I thank all who sent kind words and prayers for Paul. It’s a long road but he will be well.” “It’s going to be a long haul, but he will be well. And, it’s just so tragic how it happened, but nonetheless, we have to be optimistic. He’s surrounded by family, so that’s a wonderful thing,” she said.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Paul came home yesterday. That enables me to be at home with all of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your kind words, and your good wishes for Paul,” she said on a video call. CONTINUE READING…