Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, dodged a question about whether she would run again for the position if Democrats retained control of the House in 2022.
Pelosi stated to CNN's Jake Tapper, that she would first discuss her plans with her family.
Pelosi was elected Speaker for the first time in 2007. She is the first woman to hold the position.
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Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, dodged a question about whether she would run for re-election if Democrats retained control of the House of Representatives following the 2022 midterms.
Since 2007, when she was elected speaker, Pelosi has been leading Democrats in the House. She is the first woman to hold that position. CNN's Jake Tapper inquired her Sunday morning whether she would continue to pursue that position.
"You think that I'm going make an announcement right now?" Pelosi, a Democrat hailing from California, replied.
"You are going to run for reelection though, yes?" Tapper stated.
"Why would you tell me that now?" Pelosi laughed while saying this.
State of the Union (@CNNSotu), October 24, 2021
It's not me. It's the American people. It's all around the globe. Tapper stated that this is an international event.
The outcome of US elections in November 2022 will decide if Democrats retain control of the House or if Pelosi is eligible to continue as the speaker.
Pelosi stated, "Probably, I would have that discussion with my family first, if you don’t mind." Pelosi, a California Democrat, was speaking on CNN's State of the Union about the reconciliation bill. This is the spending plan that President Joe Biden has emphasized.
Pelosi was reelected by the House members to continue her duties as House Speaker for the 117th Congress. Pelosi was the House Speaker for the first time from 2007 to 2011, but she was defeated by John Boehner (a Republican from Ohio) when Republicans gained control of that year's House.
Paul Ryan, a former Wisconsin GOP Rep., served as Speaker from 2015 to 2019, before Pelosi was elected House speaker again when Democrats regained control of the chamber.
An earlier this month, Trump exhorted his supporters to not vote in 2022 and 2024 unless they supported his claims of election fraud. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, reacted to Trump's remarks by telling Republicans to "stop listening in to grifters telling them not to vote."
Pelosi's office didn't immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.