Speculation about Nancy Pelosi’s future has dominated Washington.
Pundits believe Democrats will toss her overboard regardless of the outcome of the midterm elections.
And Nancy Pelosi only added fuel to that fire when she made this racist remark.
Pelosi was trying to stamp out the rumors that she is about to be replaced as Democrat leader.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews revealed that he was told Pelosi intends to hand off leadership to Congressman Joe Kennedy after the election.
Pelosi – who has clung to power despite repeated electoral embarrassments – shot that down in an interview with the Boston Globe.
And she even threw in a racist jab about why she would fight to remain in power.
Pelosi said it’s because they can’t have just a bunch of “white guys” in the leadership position.
The Globe reports:
“Despite grumblings from some Democrats and dismal approval ratings, the House minority leader aims to keep an iron grip on her leadership role, saying in an interview Tuesday that she fully intends to lead House Democrats if they recapture control of the chamber in November, as many prognosticators believe is likely.
“We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told a meeting of Globe reporters and editors. She was in Boston for a Democratic fund-raiser hosted by Representative Katherine Clark.
Pelosi, a 30-year veteran of the House from California, said her role as the most senior female Democrat in Washington is even more vital following Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss, which left the top jobs in Washington in control of men.
“It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” Pelosi said, referring to the top two leadership spots in the House and Senate and the presidency. “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”
Republicans who plan to make Pelosi the star of attack ads in the fall will love the sound of that.
Not only does Pelosi promise to stick around, she smears individuals based on their race and gender.
But the decision to remain in power is not up to Pelosi.
Democrats across the country – such as Connor Lamb, who won a special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District – are pledging not to support Pelosi for speaker.
No matter what happens in November, a new generation of Democrat Congressmen may not tolerate a leadership team where the top three members are in their 70s.
Pelosi may be booted from her perch one way or another.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.