Nancy Pelosi is Yet Again Running for Re-election

Over the past few weeks and months, there’s been increasing speculation about whether or not House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would run for re-election, ahead of the November midterms.

At this point in time, congressional Democrats are not in a very strong position by any stretch of the imagination. Their president stands at a national 33% approval rating. Meanwhile, several Democrats in the House of Representatives are stepping down from their seats.

On top of this, projections and polls for the November midterms show the Republican Party in the lead. All things considered, Democrats may very well become the minority party in Congress after November.

However, this didn’t stop Pelosi from announcing her decision to seek another congressional term, as covered by Breitbart News.

What to Know About Pelosi’s Latest Bid for Re-election

Yesterday, the California Democrat released a video on social media, confirming her run for yet another term in Congress. Pelosi stated that what’s driven her throughout her time as a lawmaker has been America’s children.

Likewise, the House Speaker opined that the issues which are most at stake in approaching elections include democracy, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and other related matters.

Pelosi likewise made it a point to profess that Democrats should “organize” to effectuate the change they want, rather than falling into the trap of “agonizing.”

While Pelosi is running for another term in Congress, her position as Speaker of the House is not guaranteed after November. If Republicans do succeed in taking back the majority in the House, Pelosi will be promptly booted from the role of House Speaker.

The Case for Term Limits

At this time, Pelosi is currently running for her 19th term as a member of Congress. She’s also been a lawmaker for longer than some Americans have even been alive.

After the news of Pelosi seeking yet another term on Capitol Hill, some people stated this is all the more reason why term limits need to go into effect.

Of course, when it comes to term limits, the very people who would have to put such legislation into law would be voting themselves out of power later down the line.

Therefore, while term limits are a supported idea amongst grassroots Americans, it’s unlikely to ever gain traction on congressional floors where it truly counts.

Finally, the news of Pelosi’s re-election bid comes as she’s faced heat for insider trading. Since this controversy, there have been bipartisan calls for legislation to prevent lawmakers from using their positions to enrich themselves in the stock markets.

What do you think about Nancy Pelosi running for a 19th term in Congress? Let us know in the comments section below if you’d like to see term limits for lawmakers.