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October 13, 2015

Pelosi Says Her Work in Congress Isn’t Finished

Pelosi, left, says she's not going anywhere anytime soon. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo.)

Pelosi, left, says she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Amid a fresh round of retirement rumors, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday she isn’t done in Congress.

Many have wondered whether the retirements of some of the California Democrat’s allies would make it too lonely at the top.

But even though some of her closest colleagues are leaving Capitol Hill — including Energy and Commerce ranking Democrat Henry A. Waxman of California and Pelosi’s “consigliere,”  George Miller of California — Pelosi said she isn’t going anywhere.

“They go at their pace, I go at mine,” she said.

She waxed poetic about her colleagues who have announced they won’t be seeking re-election including her California pals and the House dean, Rep. John D. Dingell of Michigan — calling them “fabulous members” and “legislative virtuosos” — but she said she has not reached the sunset of her career.

“When it is, you’ll know,” Pelosi said. “I’m too busy, as long as there is 1 in 5 children in America who lives in poverty.”

Pelosi said it was “very sad” that these Democrats were leaving, but the House is a “constantly reinvigorated body — that’s what our founders intended.”

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Comments (8)

  1. Oak Ridge Curmudgeon

    Feb. 27, 2014
    3:32 p.m.

    “I’m too busy, as long as there is 1 in 5 children in America who lives in poverty.”
    She’ll fight to get closer to 2 in 5 with job-killing, wasteful policies she supports.

  2. papal

    Feb. 27, 2014
    9:35 p.m.

    The sun has set on Pelosi’s career and she doesn’t realize it.

  3. Dennis M. (Michael) Ridnouer

    Feb. 28, 2014
    9:24 a.m.

    She wasted all these years, why not try and do a few more. The sad thing is the voters in San Fran keep sending her back. Maybe they don’t want her around.

  4. Liberalism is Nonsense

    March 1, 2014
    12:39 a.m.

    In this photo we find drunken pig Joe Biden groping his way through domestic issues:

  5. briscuit

    March 1, 2014
    7:22 p.m.

    Yes it is Pelosi.

  6. Defend The Constitution

    March 2, 2014
    5:32 a.m.

    Fear mongering is the primary tactic of today’s liberals and democrats:

  7. migtex1234

    March 6, 2014
    2:29 p.m.

    One of the most disgusting representatives about along with reid.

  8. migtex1234

    March 6, 2014
    2:31 p.m.

    Did she not say “quit your job and the taxpayers with take care of you…
    Less more taxpayers. Very socialist of her on your money…

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