As The Daily Wire reported, it looks as though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will give millions of Americans the greatest Christmas gift of all in December, as she’s finally expected to step down after the conclusion of the 2022 midterm elections, according to a bombshell report from The Washington Post.
Marianna Sotomayor, a Post reporter, broke the news on Sunday in a piece that also discussed the next steps of Democratic Party leadership in the House, including who could possible replace her, at the very least in a House minority leadership role, as Republicans are widely predicted to take majority control after the elections.
“After almost 19 years as House Democratic leader, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is expected to step down at the close of this Congress,” Sotomayor wrote, before going on to list what she believes are several accomplishments made by the 81-year-old Democrat.
In her piece, Sotomayor echoed predictions from other pundits who believe Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is a likely replacement when Pelosi finally gives up the gavel.
Jeffries also happens to be a Black man, which according to Democrats’ line of thinking, puts him at the top of the priority list in order to fulfill their identity politics needs.
The reporter confirmed that by writing, “But the members interviewed overwhelmingly agreed that Pelosi’s replacement should be equally as historic as electing the first female speaker,” referencing the fact that Jeffries is Black and would mark the first Black House Democratic leader.
Two other possible replacements mentioned include Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), but Sotomayor reminded readers that many Democrats are ready for fresh leadership options, and not the same establishment names that have been around for decades.
Interestingly, the report comes on the heels of Pelosi taking flak from both sides of the aisle concerning her recent stock trades and whether or not members of Congress, who are often privy to insider information, should be allowed to trade freely on the market.
As the New York Post reported, Pelosi claimed there was nothing wrong with members trading stocks, citing the fact that we live in a “free market economy.” Just days later, her husband, Paul Pelosi, purchased millions in stock and options in several large companies.