A Joe Biden presidency would obviously change things up at the White House, but over at the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is hoping to keep things the same no matter who takes over the Oval Office.
The Speaker of the House said today that she would once again run for her party’s leadership position if Democrats retain the House after the November election. When asked on CNN if she would run again, Pelosi replied, “Yes, I am.”
Pelosi made history when she became the first female House speaker, serving from 2007 to 2011. Republicans regained control of the House for eight years before Pelosi was reelected in 2019, when Democrats took back control of the lower chamber.
It may present an interesting dynamic for Pelosi if Donald Trump is reelected and the Democrats keep control of the House. Pelosi and Trump have not spoken in more than a year, and the two don’t appear ready to embrace each other anytime soon.
Pelosi seems to feel extremely confident that Democrats will retain their majority in the House, as she told the Associated Press that she is already looking ahead to 2022. “This year, I’m trying to win it two years in advance — by being so substantial in this election that as soon as we start into the next year, people will see our strength.” She went on to say, “We intend to hold the House and grow our numbers” and “contribute to winning the Senate and the presidency.”
The Republicans would need to pick up about 20 seats to regain control of the House.