Rumors are swirling that Nancy Pelosi is set to retire. Whether it’s her staff leaving, her original pledge that she’d only remain for two terms, her old age, or the weakness of her party, there are plenty of indications that nasty Nancy is ready to call it quits.
Speaking on that issue to Fox and Friends and speculating that Pelosi will retire in 2022, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said:
“I wouldn’t be too surprised to see four or five candidates initially because . . . it’s a rare moment of openness.
I also suspect that the number two and three slots will also end up being vacated partially because when they lose, and I think they will lose this fall, they are going to suddenly face this realization — who has the drive and charisma to get us back to a majority, and I think that’s going to be a very different question than if they had a big majority and picking somebody to sustain the majority.”
Then, adding to that by noting the many weaknesses and issues the Democratic Party has, namely that if it champions the radical agenda preferred by party standouts like AOC it will lose dramatically. In his words:
“They have real problems. And the problems are going to, I think, compound and get worse as they go through this year — partly brought on by Biden, but partly brought on by the fact that, and they don’t really represent the country.
They represent the left-wing of their party, and that’s a very narrow base to try to sustain a majority in the House.”
He’s probably right, much as leftists might hate to admit it. Though Slow Joe campaigned on being a moderate, he’s taken a hard left tack since entering office. As a result, his popularity has suffered dramatically.
If the Democrats continue on that path, they will continue to remain unpopular with the electorate.
Watch the segment here to learn more about what Newt said and who he sees as being able to replace Pelosi if she does in fact retire: