Since it is expected that the Republicans would regain control of the House in 2023, there has been much speculation about Nancy Pelosi’s impending retirement. Many people have assumed that she would step down from her position as Speaker in that scenario.
The latest attack on Paul Pelosi at his California home is still under investigation, but it somehow affects the Speaker’s plans because it happened soon before the November elections.
On the eve of Election Day, when it is expected that Republicans will defeat Democrats in the House, Nancy Pelosi spoke exclusively to CNN host Anderson Cooper. Cooper focused on the topic of Pelosi’s retirement during the conversation.
There has “been a lot of discussion about whether you’d retire if Democrats lose the House,” Cooper stated.
Cooper inquired, “Will your decision be affected by the attack in any way?” after the speaker replied that the “decision will be affected by what happened the last week or two.”
The Speaker said, “Yes,”
“It will?” the anchor questioned.
“Yes,” she replied.
The Speaker responded to the query by stating that the attack on her spouse would have an impact on her choice to retire.
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 continued by describing how she first learned about the attack: “Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang on the door,” she said after the doorbell rang.
“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 stated.
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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.
“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.
Pelosi then shifted to politics, “Our security, our Democracy, our planet, our values are on the ballot. Believe that we will win — and help Get Out The Vote to make it so,” she said with an attached video. CONTINUE READING…