Shocking announcement: Nancy Pelosi was planning on retiring in 2016

Imagine being a Democrat on election night in 2016, knowing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a relatively easy election win virtually in the bag, only to wake up the next morning and find out that then-candidate Donald Trump swooped in for a last-minute, presidential victory.

According to The Hill, that shocking turn of events early the next morning disrupted the plans of many, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was reportedly set to retire until Trump pulled off the impossible and took down a political goliath at the last second. 

Susan Page of USA Today revealed in her new book that the California lawmaker — and the most powerful woman in government at the time — was ready to throw in the towel after decades of public service and focus on spending time with the family and doing typical retirement activities.

“After three decades as a congresswoman from California, nearly half of that time as the leader of the House Democrats, Pelosi said she was getting ready to take a breath, dote on her nine grandchildren, perhaps write her memoirs,” Page wrote.

Page’s book, titled “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power,” summarizes 10 interviews with Pelosi and another 150 interviews with those closest to the longtime Democratic leader.

The author revealed that Pelosi was comfortable with putting in for retirement knowing that Clinton, a staunch ally and believer in the same brand of policy, would protect Pelosi’s legislative legacy and continue to defend and push it when necessary.

Page said that the lawmaker, who was in her late seventies at the time of the 2016 election, felt a “physical” shock when it was announced that Trump pulled off the impossible.

However, other friends close to the Speaker doubted that she would have actually retired at the time, as even with her age and tenure in public service, it presumably wouldn’t have been easy to give up.

While there are no rumors that Pelosi has plans of retiring in the near future, according to Roll Call, she indicated after the 2020 election that her current term of Speaker in the 117th Congress will be her last in a leadership position.

 
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70 Responses

  1. Pelosi is the meanest evil spirited corrupt person…. also has one of the very lowest ratings of congress. …3rd from the bottom. Many many people cannot stand her. But she is too dumb to know that she is not liked. Somebody should tell her maybe she will run away.

  2. When the end time arrives at the Pearly Gates and Pelosi meets Jesus, they’ll be a final accounting for Nancy’s evil doings. It’s my guess Jesus won’t let the nature of her political life get swept under any rug like it would in this world. As an alleged fervent Catholic, Pelosi’s embracement of all the evil lies and abortion dealings will put her where this monster belongs.

  3. Good Bye! It is time to leave before you make any more stupid comments. All my neighbors think you are worst Speaker of the House this country has seen. You stopped working for the people a long time ago. Pack your bags and leave.

  4. The real Pelosi is @ Gitmo… 18 U.S. Code 2381 – TREASON
    18 U.S. Code 2382 – Misprision of Treason
    18 U.S. Code 2383 – Rebellion or Insurrection
    18 U.S. Code 2384 – Seditious Conspiracy
    18 U.S. Code 2385 – Advocating Overthrow of Government, Crimes against Humanity. I could,t get photo to load…
    She must have ratted on her ‘friends because she didn’t get the choice of lethal injection, hanged, or a firing squad. Her no-good husband should also get it as he knew of everything and took NO action to protect Americans from this crazy beach… What you have been seeing is an imposter. Many in Politics and Government will go this way, it’s time to take out the trash, then find out who is responsible for her and the rest of the DEMONIZED Rats/RINOs…

  5. I agree with most of these comments. I think she is from
    Another planet. She has not
    done one thing for her Country. Please retire, Nancy!

  6. Have you noticed most democrats get carried out on a stretcher they don’t walk out. Republicans usually know when to quit but not the democrats they stay in hold on tight. I find it unbelievable that these losers on the democratic side though did in office every time what are the people in California drinking. Maybe this year they have awakened

  7. Agree with all posts. She won’t retire, she is too busy using her office to enrich herself, and she LOVES the limelight! Time to vacate the speaker’s chair, toss her out of congress, put in a good conservative REPUBLICAN speaker and impeach this Biden farce, cabinet and all and Schumer!

  8. She needs to get out now. She has done nothing for the people she suppose to represent. She has only to blame her self for the condition of the poor people in her state.

  9. she should of retired in 2016. she never did anything good for his country. shes’anti-american and all she does is rape the american people

  10. She needs to get out now. She has done nothing for the people she suppose to represent. She has only to blame for the condition of the poor people in her state.

  11. Just think about having a congress that would have actually completed the work of the people during that time. Rather than kowtowing to this lame hunk of human excrement.

  12. I hope this news is not fake like so many others. All I can say is GOOD RIDDENS. Don’t let the door hit you.

  13. Nancy…. as Jesus the Christ declared:” You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.(John 8:44)

  14. It would be a disaster for conservative political leaders if she retired! She is so obtuse and disorganized with a willingness to utter some of the most stupid statements or comments made by any politician in world history that it would be very difficult for her enemies to focus public opinion on someone less well known. The one exception might be AOC.

  15. It is about time that she retire. I don’t think she will really be missed. She should have retire 10 years ago. Maybe she will soften up and become a loving grandma instead of hateful mean woman that she has become on the last 40 years.

      1. Nancy and the DEMONRATS will NEVER rest in peace, they can’t as they are the devils children. The real Pelosi is @ Gitmo: 1) TREASON 2) Misprision of Treason
        3) Rebellion or Insurrection 4) Seditious Conspiracy 5) Advocating Overthrow of Government
        6) Crimes against humanity
        She won’t rest in peace, not one thing peaceful about her, she has earned her HELL that she so desires. The only thing peaceful about Nancy will be the snapping and crackling or Satans good hot fire in preparation for another of his foolish guests… lolol

    1. it is happening… unknown to the public, she has been @ Gitmo. So who is her imposter? It’s time to find out who the imposters are, who put em up to it and why? Many a politician and Hollyweird actors have been put to rest, quietly. Don’t forget God who is always working in the background. He’s gonna make them ALL pay and I belive the process began a few years ago. That’s why all these politicians started acting flippant, the noose that they have prepared for themselves is tightening… amen

  16. The USA was still far better off than it would have been with corrupt Hillary as President.
    Trump will get Pelosi in 2024.
    Dave

  17. IMHO, she definitely needs to step down, retire and go home.
    A slew of her comrades need to go with her. The radical views expressed by many, their constant spending of monies that the US doesn’t have, excessive foreign aid, are going to lead us into bankruptcy!

    1. She should have retired! Whatever good she did do during her career(hard to think of anything) is all a moot point including the people leaving the city she represents. She needs to go!

    2. Yes, the wicked witch of the west should go and pick grapes in one of the vineyards her rich husband owns – if her creaky body can stand it.

      1. She has made a lot of money since being office, why she doesn’t want to leave office. That is almost all of the democrats. Lying and lining their pockets, they don’t care anything about this Country.

  18. Watching how she is when she told the person writing that article. She lied to them we ALL know she will probably die while in office. She knows that as long as the Liberals of CA elect her she will never go away. Therefor, that article is total BS.

    1. ginsburg was thinking the same as she thought hillary would win but after trump won she decided to hang on for 4 more years just to throw a wrench into trump’s decisions.oops she didn’t make it and trump appointed another conservative to the bench!

      1. That old , LIBERAL wench , ginsburg , was being held together with duct tape and popcicle sticks to keep her old nappy a$$ upright in the chair .

    2. Absolutely, go now before you do any more damage to our beloved country. You are a mean spirited vile evil person and should have retired years ago. Go now and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Oh okay it can hit you LOL

      1. Greed and power was more important to her than the good of the country. They keep saying they want to change the United States. I love this country and the constitution just the way it is. If they can find a country that suits them better, they should pack up, leave and go where they can be happy. Don’t try to shove their communist ideas down our throats.

        1. You are so right. Sad thing is, she now has more time to poison the minds of her grandchildren with all her vile ideas and acts.

      1. Pelosi is the meanest evil spirited corrupt person…. also has one of the very lowest ratings of congress. …3rd from the bottom. Many many people cannot stand her. But she is too dumb to know that she is not liked. Somebody should tell her maybe she will run away.

      1. Horrible to say, most of us feel the same way. She will probably never retire, she loves money and power too much, besides she doesn’t care if hardly anyone cares if she drops. The sooner the better.

    3. YES😇😇 !! 👍 🇺🇸🇺🇸👍
      MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED..OLD WOMAN FINALLY LEAVE OUR COUNTRY.
      CHINA 😱IS WAITING FOR ANOTHER COMMIE…

    4. Finally, some good news! Oh I will not miss her one bit. She should have retired several years ago. I just hope a Republican gets her spot.

      1. Pelosi and her ilk. Should rot in hell. Few people have been as hateful she in the history of the world.

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