Pelosi Lashes Out at Democrats: ‘You Couldn’t Pay Me a Billion Dollars to Run for Speaker Again’

Nancy Pelosi has lashed out at her party, warning the Democrats there is no way she will “run for speaker again.”

Speaker Pelosi spoke candidly to Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns for their new book “This Will Not Pass,” suggesting that she appears to be eyeing the exits.

When asked if she plans to continue leading the Democrats if they manage to retain control of the House, Pelosi snapped, saying “you couldn’t pay me a billion dollars to run for speaker again.”

The book is released on May 3 but a lot of Democrats may be angered by Pelosi’s comments as she trashes them up and down.

The book says, “The experience of begging for support was wearing on her. Pelosi was the only Democrat in the chamber — the only Democrat alive — who had already served as Speaker, who had shown she could do the legislative arithmetic and twist the necessary arms to get things done.

“And yet [her fellow Democrats] were making her grovel. ‘At this point in my life, I don’t need this,’ she vented.”

“The authors note she was not happy when she finally won the Speaker’s job calling it joyless.

They wrote:

“Her victory in holding onto the speakership, ‘seemed like a joyless one.’

“Pelosi expressed ‘her frustration with unusual vehemence that day, discussing her political future in a way she rarely did around colleagues’

“‘You couldn’t pay me a billion dollars to run for Speaker again,’ Pelosi said.”

Pelosi also vented about the incomprehensible incompetent Democrat caucus who turned an easy win on infrastructure into a massive intraparty brawl that turned off the entire country.

The situation called for competence and the Democrats, instead, brought chaos.

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The authors write:

“During the infrastructure vote, Pelosi was angry and in private she vented about the progressive blockade that had forced her to cancel the infrastructure vote.

“She told another House Democrat that Pramila Jayapal and Ocasio-Cortez were vying to be the ‘queen bee’ of the Left.

“But that their reward might be serving in the House minority after the next election.”

The authors say Pelosi told one senior Democrat that the “Democrats had alienated Asian and Hispanic immigrants with loose talk of socialism.”

“In some of the same communities, the Italian Catholic speaker said, Democrats had not been careful enough about the way they spoke about abortion among new Americans who were devout people of faith,” they wrote.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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