Pelosi says Democrats asking her to stay in leadership

On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi (D.Calif.), Speaker of the House, stated that she was being asked to remain in Democratic leadership because the party performed better in the midterm elections than expected.

Pelosi said that “my members are asking me” to do so, as she spoke to CNN’s “State of the Union” anchor Dana Bash. “But, again let’s just get to the election.”

Pelosi, now 82, was elected Speaker for the first time in 2007. She regained her position in the lower legislative chamber in 2019.

While some may call for fresh blood in party leadership but Democrats are energized by the success of the midterm elections.

Pelosi stated Sunday that she is still not sure if she will seek leadership of the House, but she said she would make a decision before the end the month.

She said that she is now focusing on the party’s success in the midterm elections. There are still a few House races to call and neither Democrats nor Republicans have won a majority of the lower chamber. After the midterms, the Senate is still controlled by the Democrats.

Pelosi stated, “I have a job.” “Part of it’s to be the political leader, to win the most victory possible, and then to not worry about my future but for the future of the American people.”