The Atlantic magazine published a shocking article revealing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful Democrat in congress, would be resigning from her leadership role.
The article suggested that Pelosi is planning to do so “in the not-so distant future.”
“Sometime in the not-so-distant future, probably after next year’s midterm elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will announce that she’s stepping down” the far-left Laurene Powell Jobs-owned publication wrote.
“Her top deputies… aspire to her job, but they’re also in their early 80s, and most Democrats in and out of Congress are counting on them to step aside too. Of course, they all have stock responses denying that anyone is ever going anywhere,” the article continued. “But the day is coming.”
“Democratic members of Congress won’t talk about any of this publicly, as if Pelosi might suddenly appear and pull their hearts from their chests,” Atlantic added before pitching for their desired next House speaker.
“Pretty much every Democrat in Congress and beyond is confident that Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York will be the next speaker of the House, if Democrats manage to hold on to their majority next year.”
This, however, is not the first time that rumors have swirled of Pelosi’s resignation.
Similar pronouncements of Pelosi’s resignation occurred earlier in 2021 and 2020, when USA Today published a “fact check” article that defended Pelosi against theories that she would resign depending on the outcome of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.
“Fact check: Nancy Pelosi will not resign if Donald Trump is acquitted in impeachment trial,” the title read.
Prior to the 2020 elections, similar claims of Pelosi’s incoming resignation were made. “Social media users have been sharing content online that claims Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that if President Trump wins, she will resign,” Reuters published.
But the report continued, “Reuters could not find any record of Pelosi saying this. A declaration of this kind by the speaker of the House would have been widely reported on by news organizations.”
In the Spring of 2020, calls for Pelosi to resign forced FactCheck.org to debunk the myth of “fictitious headlines about Pelosi.”
“Numerous websites are spreading a false story claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ‘promises to resign’ if President Donald Trump is reelected. The story originated on a website that calls its content satire, but has since been shared as if it were true,” the site wrote.
Given the extensive history of speculation as to when the power-crazed Democrat may finally step down, it’s unclear where the Atlantic got the evidence to support their claim that she plans to resign soon – or even if its credible.
Though, many Democrats are surely chomping at the bits to replace Pelosi with a more progressive Democrat that would help them to advance their increasingly radical agenda.
Pelosi’s lust for power, however, makes it unlikely that she will quietly step aside and allow for another Democrat to fill her shoes.
Author: Nathan James