Pelosi Panics After Critical Question

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The Democrats appear to have the odds stacked against them when it comes to winning the House majority. This has led to many speculating about what the future would bring for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. However, Pelosi herself is refusing to speculate with others.

In a Sunday interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan, Pelosi was asked if she was planning on staying on the party’s leadership if the Democrats did not win the next Congress. However, Pelosi refused to speculate on this. As she said she was there to only talk about “how we win the election.”

Brennan continued to press with questions about Pelosi’s plans, however, Pelosi stayed strong in her refusal to provide an answer to this.

She continued the interview by saying that she was not there to discuss herself, but rather to talk about the future of America, American families, and children.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., previously called for a change in the leadership of the Democratic party, especially after the current leadership refused to set tougher stock trading restrictions on those who were members of Congress. As she has said this was a failure of the House leadership and a prime example of why new leaders were needed on Capitol hill.

Another threat towards Pelosi came from outside of her party, as the Republicans are expected to win the House with a 15-seat majority. As a result, they would also win the speakership.

This means that if they win, current House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would be the most likely candidate to replace Pelosi as speaker.