Nancy Pelosi is the House Speaker. She reportedly plans to apply for an ambassadorship if her party does not control Congress.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is eyeing the role of US ambassador to Italy if her party loses November’s midterm elections, sources told Fox News on Tuesday.
Sources claim that President Joe Biden delayed filling in the Ambassador position to defer to Pelosi. They also claimed that although there had been speculation that an ex-Wall Street figure and Pelosi ally might be interested, it is now more probable that the Republican Party will win the House.
Since 2019, when the Democratic Party took over the House, Pelosi was the speaker. Pelosi was previously the speaker from 2007-2011 and represented California in Congress ever since 1987.
While 101 of Biden’s ambassador nominees have been confirmed by the Senate, over a quarter of the total posts have yet to be officially filled. Pelosi did not comment on the rumors Tuesday.
As polls show that Biden has been at near-record low approval scores for months, there is a strong chance the Republican Party will win control of both houses of Congress in November. Americans stressed about inflation and the economic recession, especially gas and food prices, report they have little faith in the administration’s ability to handle these issues.
Pelosi’s attempts at diplomacy strained the US’ relationship with China last month when she made a visit to Taiwan despite “We are deeply concerned” from some Biden officials. Protests by many Taiwanese and anger from Beijing followed the sanctioning of California Democrat, and was ultimately met with outrage by Beijing.
Republicans need to flip fewer than ten seats in order to regain the majority in the House, and voter registration data shows more than one million voters in a total of 43 states changed party registrations last year from Democrat to Republican – both signs that point to the GOP having good chances of regaining control of the lower chamber of Congress. However, Pelosi insisted last week that her party had “Absolutely every purpose” of maintaining its hold on the House.
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