Pelosi might be riding high as Speaker—doing nothing and impeaching Trump a second time. But she better look out, because the high might not last for long.
Some have already said this will probably be her last term as Speaker. We can’t say if she’ll finally retire (she’s in her 80s), but there might be another reason she’ll lose the gavel.
Her party lost seats in the last election, while Republicans picked up a bunch. The left’s majority is razor-thin.
And Republicans are just one election away from taking down old Nance.
From Washington Examiner:
Between the trend of midterm elections usually favoring the party that is not in the White House, a closely divided House, and a party apparatus ready to continue their expectations-exceeding 2020 strategy while Democrats rework theirs, Republicans are on track to winning back the House in 2022…
Gallup analysis found that even presidents with approval ratings of 50% during the midterm elections averaged a loss of about 14 House seats from their own party.
All signs point to Republicans continuing to gain seats going into the 2022 election.
Normally, a sitting president loses seats in a Midterm, even a president with a 50% approval (and we know Biden’s will drop lower than that in the coming years).
Add to that the fact that the Republican Party’s strategy has continued to work to help them gain seats. Meanwhile, Democrats in the House continue to flounder.
Nancy’s current strategy appears to be trying to stave off the radical left by placating the base with pointless gestures like impeachment.
She seems to be leading from a position of fear, rather than do anything to unite and excite voters.
Moderate Democrats lost crucial seats to Republicans in 2020. And even established Democrats fear losing their primaries to radicals (who might be easily beaten by Republicans).
Now would be a great time for Pelosi to prove to the country that she is the right person for the job. Instead, she squandered Biden’s first few weeks in office with a second impeachment of Trump.
She has also failed to show that she can compromise on anything, instead immediately moving to using reconciliation bills to jam legislation through Congress.
Polls suggest people don’t care about this impeachment. And where is that promised COVID relief? Pelosi delayed it before the election. It’s February now, and we haven’t seen much progress.
Perhaps Pelosi should just hang up the gavel now, to avoid embarrassment?
- Reports indicate that Republicans will retake the House in 2022.
- They are only a few seats away from removing Pelosi from Speakership.
- Even popular presidents lose at least 14 seats in Midterms.
Source: Washington Examiner