81yo Pelosi to seek re-election
Veteran Democrat politician, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has announced that she will be seeking re-election to Congress this year.
“I am running for reelection to Congress and respectfully seek your support,” said Pelosi in a video, Tuesday, adding that she would be “greatly honored” and “grateful” to receive it.
While we have made progress much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives. This election is crucial: nothing less is at stake than our Democracy.But we don’t agonize-we organize. I am running for re-election to Congress to deliver For The People and defend Democracy. -NP pic.twitter.com/ojwFPOdRs3— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) January 25, 2022
Pelosi will be 82 when the next election takes place in November, and it still remains to be seen if she will run for Speaker of the House again. Back in 2018, the politician promised that her current term would be her last, though, it’s unclear if she has changed her mind since then.
While Pelosi is not the oldest person to have served in Congress, she has continuously held her position as California congresswoman since 1987. As a congresswoman, Pelosi has served under seven US presidents: Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden.
Though Pelosi’s re-election campaign announcement received endorsements from supporters, conservatives seized on the opportunity to point to her advanced age.
How old were you when Nancy Pelosi first took office in 1987?— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) January 25, 2022
Of course Nancy Pelosi is running again. She's only 81, that's like 20 in vampire years.— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) January 25, 2022
What century will Pelosi retire?My son will have kids and this woman will still be in office.— John Castorani (@JohnCastorani) January 25, 2022
“Pelosi has been in Congress since I was 3,” observed Jenna Ellis, a former senior adviser to 45th President Donald Trump, while 43-year-old Republican commentator Dana Loesch revealed that she was in the 4th grade when Pelosi was first elected.