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(RepublicanWire.org) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing serious political headwinds heading into November’s midterm elections.

Fifty-five members of Congress are not running for re-election this year, which breaks down to 6 U.S. Senators and 49 House lawmakers.

Of those 49 House lawmakers who will not run for re-election, 32 of them are Democrats.

“The 55 retiring members include 32 Democrats and 23 Republicans, accounting for 11.9% of the Democratic caucus and 8.8% of the Republican caucus. The 11.9% retirement rate among Democrats is the largest since 2014 when 8.5% of Democrats did not run for re-election,” Ballotpedia reported.

“The 8.8% retirement rate among Republicans is the second-lowest since 2014. The only year with a lower retirement rate was 2016 when 8.6% of Republicans retired. Democrats had their lowest retirement rates out of the past five cycles in 2018 and 2020, when 7.4% and 3.4%, respectively, of the caucus did not seek re-election.
Republicans had their highest retirement rates out of the past five cycles in those years, with 12.6% of the caucus retiring in 2018 and 11.5% in 2020,” the outlet added.

Pelosi has a slim majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and if Republicans win back the lower chamber, it’s already being reported that she will retire.

With redistricting about to take place across the country — which will result in Republicans picking up some seats — even many Democrats believe they will lose control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

A top House Democrat is warning that the Republican Party is in a prime position to take back the lower chamber in the 2022 midterm elections.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick, who serves as a congressman from New York, says Democrats would lose their House majority if the midterms were held today.

Speaking with Politico, Tim Persico, executive director of the Maloney-led DCCC, shared data with incumbents showing that several House Democrats are at risk of losing their seats to Republican challengers.

“We are not afraid of this data … We’re not trying to hide this,” Persico told Politico. “If [Democrats] use it, we’re going to hold the House. That’s what this data tells us, but we gotta get in action.”

“The point is, to make sure that we’re all on the same page, that we understand the stakes. Here’s the good news: Everything we are doing and everything we’ve talked about doing is incredibly popular,” he added.

Democrats are facing serious headwinds going into next year.

Three-quarters of senior Capitol Hill aides think Republicans are going to win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.

Punchbowl News surveyed several senior Capitol Hill aides and reported that a whopping 73 percent think Republicans will take the speaker’s gavel from Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi next November.

Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

Seventy-five percent of Hill staffers believe Democrats will retain the Senate majority.

This is up five percent from the last survey. Democrats currently have a 50-50 split with Republicans in Congress’s upper chamber.

The GOP has another big advantage now: they are raking in historical amounts of money.

Republicans set a fundraising record for the third month in a row and now have $42.1 million in cash on hand with zero dollars in debt.

House Republicans also have history on their side as they aim to regain the chamber.

The party that controls the White House, which is currently the Democrats, on average loses roughly 25 House seats in the midterm elections.

And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has taken aim at California Gov. Gavin Newsom after he chastised his party for being absent on abortion rights.

“Democrats have failed to target Republicans,” he said about his own party on Wednesday.

“Where is the Democratic Party – where’s the party?” he said. “Why aren’t we calling this out? This is a concerted, coordinated effort and, yes, they’re winning. We need to stand up. Where is the counter offensive?”

The Speaker spoke with “Face The Nation” on CBS on Sunday and pushed back on the governor’s comments.

“I have no idea why anybody would make that statement unless they were unaware of the fight that has been going on,” the Speaker said of the California governor.

“The fact is that we have been fighting for a woman’s right to choose – and that is to choose. We have been fighting against the Republicans in the Congress constantly,” she said.

“This is a constant fight that we’ve had for generations – decades I should say, in my case, in the Congress,” she said. “The science hasn’t changed, but the court changed.”

The host, Margaret Brennan, asked Pelosi why the Democrats never codified Roe V Wade into law when they could have.

“Back when Democrats held majorities in the House and the Senate in 2009 when you were Speaker, President Obama was asked about codifying Roe v. Wade and said ‘abortion is a moral and ethic issue’ and ‘not the highest legislative priority,” she said to the Speaker.

“Do you think it was a mistake for him – for other presidents – not to push harder when Democrats had the majority?” she said.

“I think that this is a waste of time. The fact is in 2009 we really did not have a pro-choice Democratic party,’ Pelosi explained. ‘I had to fight against some of the people who did not want to pass the Affordable Care Act because they were concerned it would enable more freedom of choice,” Pelosi hit back.

“Right now we do have a pro-choice Democratic Congress and we passed the law months ago,” she said.

But they did not pass a law. They passed a bill in the House that never had a chance to be passed in the Senate.

(RepublicanWire.org) – GOP leader Kevin McCarthy ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for blaming the soaring U.S. gas prices on oil companies.

“Who do they blame next?” the California Republican said. “Americans aren’t buying these excuses, but unfortunately they are paying for them.”

Pelosi said gas companies should “boost production” during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“There are 6,000 permits out there where people could drill, the industry can drill,” Pelosi said at a news conference last Thursday. “They don’t need to be upending our initiatives to save the planet from the climate crisis; if they want to drill, they have places to drill. Use it or lose it. Let somebody else drill there.”

McCarthy was asked if there is merit to the Democrats’ argument that oil and gas companies are allowing prices to remain high even though the price of a barrel of oil has dropped below $100.

“It just begins to go to show how they don’t understand the industry,” he replied. “Things don’t change overnight. You’ve got to produce the oil. You sell the oil. You have to refine the oil and you pass it through.”

McCarthy told reporters that leading Democrats have been saying since the 2020 election cycle that they wanted to stop the production of oil on public lands.

“Joe Biden, in his campaign for president, said he would eliminate the production of crude,” he said. “You then had on the very first day when he got into office ending a pipeline. So you add transportation to that, and when inflation goes up, if you can’t move it by a pipeline, you’ve got to put it in a truck, or you’ve got to put it in a tanker if you bring it from somewhere else — that costs a lot more, you can’t get things off the port, so they raised the price themselves.”

“So now they want to turn around and blame them,” he said. “When you shut in a well, you can’t turn it right back on, it’s not a light switch.”

“Do you understand the market? You get a lease, it takes you 3 to 7 years to develop it, and there’s no guarantee there’s oil or gas underneath it,” he said.

“Then oil companies go to their banker to try to get the capital to go, but the majority committee is going after the capital not to loan you the money,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

“American natural gas is 41% cleaner than Russian natural gas,” he said. “They [Democrats] made their platform to put the oil industry out of business in America and increase the business of Russia, Iran, and Venezuela.”

Even some Democrats have sided with Republicans on this.

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said the oil industry needs needs “signals” from the Biden Administration that they will support oil and gas development and production on federal and non-federal lands. He wants Biden to end the pause on new drilling leases.

“It is well past time for the pause to end — for well drillers and the administration to move forward,” Manchin said. “So yes, I’m calling on the industry — and the shareholders — to invest and put production before profits. We need you to ramp up on those existing leases and with those existing permits because that’s the fastest thing we can do. But the industry also needs signals from the administration that they will support oil and gas development and production.”

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester shared a similar view on increasing oil production in the U.S.

“Our best response to rising gas prices should be increasing our domestic energy production from all sources and increasing trade with our allies, not buying from dictators who are actively invading sovereign nations,” he said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had an interesting message for American athletes on Thursday, the eve of the Beijing Olympics, during a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

The California Democrat started off well, taking aim at the Chinese government for its egregious human rights abuses and the International Olympic Committee for its decision to award the Winter Games to America’s greatest foe.

She told the group the U.S. has an “urgent moral duty to shine a bright light” on China’s violations, according to Reuters.Advertisement – story continues below

“Now the IOC,” Pelosi said, “aided by corporate sponsors, once again turns a blind eye with the 2022 Winter Olympics just to bolster their bottom line. If we do not speak out against human rights violations in China, because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out against human rights violations anywhere.”

So far, so good. Most of us likely agree with the speaker’s statements on both China and the IOC.Trending:Email Hidden for 5 Years Declared Hunter Biden ‘Undercut’ US Efforts to Fight Ukraine Corruption – Report

It was what came next that has us scratching our heads.

Pelosi issued a warning to members of Team USA: “I would say to our athletes, you’re there to compete. Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.Advertisement – story continues below

“I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there. I respect that, but I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations, to their families.”

Just minutes after stressing the importance of holding China to account, the speaker of the House urged American athletes to keep their mouths shut in Beijing. “Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.”

If any of the athletes want to call out the human rights abuses of the Chinese government, they should feel free to do so.

Millions of people will be watching. Participation in the Olympics provides an athlete with a very large platform from which he or she can send a message to the world.Advertisement – story continues below

Athletes obviously can choose whether to speak out on China’s abuses. If an individual athlete has weighed the risks and feels called to take a stand against the unspeakable cruelty of the CCP, that should be his or her decision.

But either way, it’s wrong for Pelosi to try to put a universal muzzle on the whole team.Related:Here’s How Democrats Plan to ‘Rig’ the 2022 Election to Keep Democrats in Majority and Pelosi Speaker

If she had her way, the world would potentially miss out on a meaningful protest against its pre-eminent dictatorship. The speaker’s efforts to stop people from following their conscience is a disgrace and doubles as a huge gift to the freedom-hating CCP.

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A few Twitter users had some ideas about Pelosi’s stance.

More seriously, if the research conducted by Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor to Breitbart News and the president of the Government Accountability Institute, is accurate, the CCP has played a hand in bolstering Pelosi’s own bottom line.

His recently published book, “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” made a big splash for what it said about the Biden family’s business dealings in China.

Less noticed were Schweizer’s revelations about how the Pelosi family has benefited from the largess of the Chinese government.Advertisement – story continues below

Prior to the book’s release, Schweizer joined Fox News’ Mark Levin on his show, “Life, Liberty and Levin.” The two discussed “subterranean” efforts between the CCP and various U.S. institutions. China, Schweizer noted, has been very successful with something the Chinese call “elite capture.”Should Olympic athletes feel free to speak out against China’s abuses?Yes No
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“They provide deals and benefits to powerful politicians, help make them rich,” he said. “Those politicians become more friendly toward China.”

Schweizer said that when Pelosi first arrived in Washington, she was very opposed to the CCP. “Her position has evolved because her husband and her son secured deals in China,” he said.Advertisement – story continues below

He recounted the first time Beijing hosted the Olympics, which was the 2008 Summer Games.

“She initially favored a boycott of those Olympics,” he said. “But then something curious happened. Her husband was invested in a couple of limousine companies. … They actually got contracts to shuttle VIPs around in Beijing for the Olympics. It was quite a big contract. So, she reversed herself. She said she no longer favored a full-out boycott. And the deals have mounted.”

“Nancy Pelosi has steadfastly refused for two years now to even allow a single congressional hearing on the origins of COVID and how it came from China,” Schweizer pointed out.

There appears to be a selfish motive behind every move, every statement this woman makes. And Pelosi’s “concern” for the athletes is no exception.Advertisement – story continues below

The consensus among Western nations is that China’s treatment of the Uyghur population and other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang region is appalling. There’s a reason Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey called the Games “the genocide Olympics” at a congressional hearing last summer.

In December, The Associated Press reported that “a prominent British barrister” had conducted an independent study “to assess evidence on China’s alleged rights abuses against the Uyghur people.” He concluded that “the Chinese government committed genocide and crimes against humanity.”

U.S. athletes, if they choose to speak out against China’s atrocities, should not be silenced.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) might be a left-wing Democrat, but she’s also one of the richest people in Congress. She’s made money by investing in stocks, and despite unease about how easy it is for legislators to game the system, she doesn’t want to stop.

Last December, Pelosi sparked controversy when she argued against scrapping congressional exemptions to insider trading laws. For ordinary Americans, it’s illegal to profit from buying or selling stock based on information not publicly available – but until 2012 those laws didn’t apply to members of the House and Senate, and even now that it does, violations are never enforced. Pelosi and her investor husband have bought into at least eight Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) where her job gave her access to insider information, and now she’s sitting on a personal fortune of at least $120 million.

On December 15, Pelosi told journalists “we’re a free market economy,” arguing members of Congress should be allowed to participate. This was misleading. Nobody’s arguing legislators shouldn’t be able to buy and sell stocks – just that they should have to obey the same laws as everyone else. Pelosi was trying to make it look like she was defending the right to invest in stocks, but she’s really defending the ability to break insider trading laws.

Pelosi hasn’t let the controversy slow her down. In the week following her comments, she bought up to $3.6 million of stock options in a range of tech companies.

Democrats are sick human beings, many of whom support the “right” of a woman to murder an unborn baby for literally any reason she wants. Part of the problem is that they don’t think of the living creature inside of a woman’s womb as “human.” Just ask Nancy Pelosi, who refused to acknowledge that the aborted are human children.

“Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?” a reporter asked Pelosi on Thursday morning. Pelosi had a chance to at least acknowledge that abortion murders human children. She even had a chance to say whether or not she even thinks of the unborn as human. But she didn’t do that. Instead, she said this:

“Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade. I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose.” 

Let’s be clear: this is a child, with a heartbeat. A fetus is capable of smiling and sucking his or her thumb at this stage. Pelosi completely sidestepped the common-sense admission that a human baby capable of that is indeed human.

When Democrats argue that a woman should have the right to “choose” whether or not have an abortion, they are openly advocating for the killing of a person. The pro-abortion movement in America is disgusting, and Democrats won’t admit it is a problem at all. Pelosi should be disgusted with herself — but she won’t be.

Nancy Pelosi loves to accuse conservatives of being racist. It’s seemingly every other sentence out of her mouth. She has painted us as effectively some weird Nazi/KKK hybrid that wants to simultaneously bring back slavery and murder all black people. But how can she say anything when she thinks all black people look alike?

In a weird attempt to honor baseball legend Willie Mays. Pelosi tweeted a photo along with a caption. “Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays. A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national treasure. #SayHey90,” Pelosi said. She was in fact posing with a baseball player, and he was certainly black. In fact, his name was even “Willie.” It just wasn’t the man she was trying to gain clout by pretending to care about. The man in the photo was Willie McCovey.


Naturally, she blamed in on a staffer. Pelosi’s office told KCBS Radio:

“A staffer inadvertently selected the wrong photo for the tweet. The photo we wanted to use was of the Speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s August 2018 wedding. The quickly deleted photo was the wrong photo from the right wedding. We apologize for the error.”

Eventually, Pelosi tweeted a photo showing her posing next to the correct black baseball player named Willie:

Willie Mays is a living legend, one of the true greats baseball has ever produced. On top of that, he has repeatedly shown himself to be a truly decent human being. A human being worthy of the simple, basic respect of being correctly identified by someone who wants to use him and his skin color to gain political clout.

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness month. But one instance of sexual assault Democrats were aware of, but ignored, was that of Tara Reade at the hands of now-President* Joe Biden. Reade has presented numerous credible pieces of information related to Joe Biden’s grossly inappropriate actions, but Democrats did nothing but attack her. Naturally, when Nancy Pelosi — one of those who attacked her for speaking out — said she “stands with survivors” of sexual assault, Reade felt it necessary to say something.

“As we close out Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recommit to combating sexual violence & demanding accountability,” Pelosi tweeted on Monday. “Congress stands with survivors and will honor their strength by working to advance a future that is free from violence & assault for all.”

Reade fired back, pointing out that Democrats — especially Pelosi — only stand with survivors of sexual assault when it’s convenient for them.

“Do you really @SpeakerPelosi stand with survivors?” Reade tweeted. “I was a former Senate Aide that was sexual assaulted by a member of the Senate who is now POTUS. I was silenced and denied justice by you and the Congress. You Madam Speaker did not stand with me. You are complicit with rape.”

Reade was repeatedly smeared by Democrats the entirety of the last election cycle, one that ultimately ended with Joe Biden in the Oval Office. “I can’t really describe the feeling except I keep wanting to wake up from a nightmare,”

“The Democratic Party continues to be complicit with sexual misconduct. It will only shine a light on it when it’s a Republican or someone else,” Reade said in an interview in January. “And until sexual misconduct is seen as non-partisan, institutionalized rape culture will stay in place and powerful men will continue to be able to get away with crimes,” Reade concluded. “And not only get away with it but be rewarded with more power.”

Democrats don’t care about anything but pushing their agenda. If Reade had accused Donald Trump, it would have been front page news and they would all be on her side. But she didn’t. She told the truth about Joe Biden. Therefore, she is, to Democrats, unworthy of anyone “standing with” her.

If there’s one thing we know about Democrats, it’s that they are never willing to waste a dead black body. Derek Chauvin was recently convicted on all charges in the death of George Floyd. Before Floyd’s body was even cold, the Left mobilized, burning and looting cities and attacking police and others who just want to go about their lives without the threat of a violent mob murdering them or destroying their property. Floyd’s unfortunate death in police custody has been used over and over by Democrats to push the “Defund the Police” movement and numerous other agendas. After the verdict came in, Pelosi continued that tradition.

“Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice,” Pelosi said at a presser. “For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that?”

“And because of you,” she added, “your name will always be synonymous with justice.”

She literally thanked George Floyd for apparently giving his life for her agenda. While it could be said that the lethal amount of drugs in Floyd’s system deserve all the “thanks” there, Pelosi once again showed that, to Democrats, “Black Lives Matter” are just words.

Pelosi’s ridiculous and heartless words drew criticism from the Left, who usually jump on board whenever she says anything at all.

The backlash was so swift, so brutal, that Pelosi was forced to do some damage control. She later tweeted, clarifying that she thinks George Floyd should be alive.

“George Floyd should be alive today. His family’s calls for justice for his murder were heard around the world. He did not die in vain,” she said before once again using him posthumously to support her agenda. “We must make sure other families don’t suffer the same racism, violence & pain, and we must enact the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act.”

Democrats will continue to use black lives to push their socialist and extremist agenda. Black folks are and have always been political pawns to them. The good news is that African-Americans can now see Democrats for who they are. And who they are is terrible.

News organizations should be required to put a laugh track behind some of the ridiculous things Nancy Pelosi says and does. In an interview with USA Today, the Speaker of the House spoke about the protests in Washington D.C. on January 6. And boy, was it wild!

According to Pelosi, the “mob” that peacefully trespassed on Capitol grounds “wanted to kill her.” But 86-year-old Pelosi says that if that they had tried, she would have gone full-on ninja master on them.

“That’s what they were setting out to do. Well, I’m pretty tough. I’m a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands.”

Her weapon of choice, she says, would have been her four-inch stilettos. “I would have had these,” she says.

While USA Today was willing to publish Pelosi’s claim that protesters wanted to kill Pelosi, the very same publication reported months ago that this wasn’t the case:

Federal authorities said Friday that there is “no direct evidence of kill and capture teams” among the Capitol rioters, walking back claims outlined in court documents that attackers sought to apprehend and “assassinate elected officials.”

Acting D.C. U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, who is leading the sprawling investigation into the Jan. 6 assault, referenced federal prosecutors’ assertions in the U.S. District Court of Arizona supporting the detention of riot suspect Jacob Anthony Chansley, who was widely photographed in face paint and a horned helmet leading part of the mob.

Democrats have said repeatedly that people were out to kill them, but the evidence has never materialized. What we have seen, though, is that Americans are fed up and want to exercise their right to protest.