(FreedomBeacon.com)- Rumors have been circulating that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be considering retiring from her 30-year career in politics. A spokesperson for the congresswoman said that these claims are inaccurate, according to The Epoch Times.
Drew Hammill, the speaker’s deputy chief of staff and spokesman, issued a statement on Twitter saying that Pelosi is “not even thinking about her future at this moment.”
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo cited anonymous sources in September that Pelosi will consider the U.S. ambassadorship to Italy if Democrats lose the House.
But Hammill also put to rest any rumor surrounding that allegation, saying that she intends to stay in the House regardless of Democratic leadership. He then went after the outlet, Puck News, for reporting the inaccurate story, calling it “complete trash just like the last ones.”
Back in 2020, when Pelosi was made speaker by House Democrats, she said that she will stand by a pledge to not seek re-election as speaker in 2022.
“I will abide by those limits,” Pelosi told reporters.
In a recent interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Pelosi answered affirmatively that the attack on her husband, which left him with a skull fracture and other injuries, will impact her decision on whether or not to seek another term.
On the other side of the aisle, Republicans secured the House majority in the midterm, winning 218 seats and the popular vote by three million. Members voted 188-31 by secret ballot to nominate Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker. But that is still short of the 218 needed to secure him the seat.
McCarthy will now reportedly begin a multi-week effort to court Republicans who did not vote for him in the hopes that he could achieve the desired 218 votes by January. Conservatives have already drafted up concessions that they want him to make in exchange for their support.
McCarthy reportedly defeated a former chair of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Andy Biggs, who was nominated by Rep. Chip Roy to show McCarthy that he did not have the needed votes to easily clinch the election.