Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not making any public commitment to run for reelection for her California seat, according to The Hill. During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Pelosi shied away from revealing too much information regarding 2024. Instead, she took the time to commend some of the new leadership, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and House Minority Whip Katherine Clark.
Pelosi then went on to say that it is important to keep the Democrats’ values in the House because the former president allegedly put them at stake. The veteran representative has served in the House for 36 years. She reportedly represented California’s 11th Congressional District since 1987 and became the speaker from 2007 to 2011 and then again in 2019.
Term limits for serving in the House and Senate have been on many voters’ minds after seeing some of the nation’s most veteran politicians undergo cognitive decline. In April, both Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Diane Feinstein were not showing up to work.
In March, the 81-year-old McConnell reportedly suffered a concussion and a broken rib after falling. McConnell continues to worry many after he froze midsentence during questioning from reporters. On the other hand, the 89-year-old Feinstein was hospitalized for nearly three months after her bout with shingles.
Pelosi also raised eyebrows during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. While mid-sentence, the former speaker blurted out, “Good morning. Sunday morning.”
The concern of a politician’s age comes as many feel like Joe Biden should not run for another term. Biden has experienced many gaffes and accidents since his time in office, adding to the growing worry. But when it comes to job performance, a majority of voters disapprove of Biden. A new CNN poll has Biden underwater. Around 7 in 10 potential voters say that Biden is not paying attention to the most important issues. While his approval is at 38 percent, his disapproval rating stands at 62 percent.