Nancy Pelosi to Continue to Lead House Democrats to Glorious Defeat
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who served as Speaker of the House before leading the Democratic Party caucus to a historic defeat in 2010 from which it has never recovered, will maintain her grip on power as House Minority Leader in the 115th Congress.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Pelosi’s office would not comment about her future role but did nothing to discourage speculation that she would try to keep her job as minority leader. Democrats gained just six of the 30 seats she needed in her longshot bid to regain the speakership post that she held from 2007 to 2011, leaving Democrats at a severe 241 to 194 disadvantage against Republicans.
Pelosi led the Democrats’ return to power in 2006 on promises to “drain the swamp” in Congress. Once in power, she did the opposite, centralizing control in the Speaker’s office, and cashing in on personal investment opportunities such as an initial public offering of Visa stock.