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Christine Pelosi would be subject to scrutiny from past comments if she ran for mum seat at home


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As Christine Pelosi’s potential political future made her talk again, the daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent part of the last week looking back at 2016, the year in which she herself became in the spotlight.

Days after Politico reported The buzz is building that young Pelosi would run for the seat of the San Francisco-based 12th Congressional District if her mother retires, she tweeted about Hillary Clinton, who lost the race. 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump.

“Always with her,” she tweeted of Clinton supporting a California Democrat, adding, “Pride and regret for what could have been… as we watch democracy in jeopardy, we must do all we can to never to feel what we felt again. election night 2016 or January 6, 2021. ”

Two days later, she tweeted about a negative story about Trump, with a Gif saying “But his emails,” a sarcastic reference to Clinton’s private mail server that was investigated. of the FBI during his presidential campaign.

Although her mother has been the Democratic House Speaker or House Leader since 2003, and a member of Congress since 1987, Christine Pelosi truly entered the national scene after the 2016 election to try to stop the Electoral College from voting for Trump – and at least one loose association with a group called the Hamilton voters.

She has also been a player in California Democratic politics for years. This year, she made headlines with some in her party over Gavin Newsom’s recall election and also slammed the San Francisco Giants owner. In 2020, she drew negative attention for apparently endorsing violence against a Republican senator.

Christine Pelosi was the president of the California Democratic Women’s Caucus, a member of the executive committee of the Democratic National Committee, and was previously listed as a partner of the Democratic political consultancy Democracy partners. She also remains active on social networks.

If the speaker does not stand for re-election in 2022, Christine Pelosi would have a recognized name and have access to her mother’s list of donors. But she would likely face a close examination of her activist past.

Neither President Pelosi’s office nor the California Democratic Women’s Caucus responded to inquiries about the story.

The Electoral College “a deliberative body”

In 2016, she was first superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention, and more specifically a presidential voter for California.

After Trump’s election day victory over Clinton in November, Pelosi led a letter with initially nine other voters, a Republican, asked then-director of national intelligence James Clapper for a briefing on Russian interference in the presidential campaign before voting in December. Finally, more than 60 voters added their names.

“We do not understand that our only function is to meet in mid-December, several weeks after polling day, and to vote summarily,” he added. letter from voters noted. “Rather, the Constitution views the Electoral College as a deliberative body that plays a vital role in our system of government – ensuring that the American people elect a constitutionally qualified and fit to serve president.”

It was during the voter intelligence briefing that Christine Pelosi came into contact with a group called the Hamilton Voters – Democratic Voters who were trying to strike a deal with enough Republican voters to hand over the issue. presidency to someone other than Trump. Pelosi says Politico in a December 2016 article, she chose not to approve of their push and was in a separate lane.

However, in a September 2019 tweet, she referred to “us Hamilton voters” implying that she had been aligned with the group.

“The neighbor was right”

In 2020, she seemed to have supported, or at best joked, the crime assault against Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., by the Senator’s neighbor in Bowling Green, Ky.

Senator Rand Paul speaks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Work and Pensions in Washington on March 18, 2021.
(Anna Moneymaker / The New York Times / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

In the 2017 incident, Paul’s neighbor was sentenced to 30 days in prison after breaking five of the senator’s ribs and causing lung damage.

In March 2020, after Paul was diagnosed with COVID-19, it prompted some of his Senate colleagues to self-quarantine.

To this, Pelosi tweeted, “Rand Paul’s neighbor was right.”

The tweet was deleted, but a few months later she complained that Twitter temporarily suspended her but failed to suspend then-President Trump.

“You suspended me for tweeting that an aggravated neighbor was right about wanting to use violence – but keep Trump’s account unbroken after he incites violence against #Black lives matter protest against the police policy reform you claim to be seeking. Hang it like you did to me! ”She tweeted.

Owner of the Giants reprimanded: “Pathetic”

At the start of this year, Pelosi slammed San Francisco Giants owner Charles B. Johnson for donating to Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo’s campaign.

Christine Pelosi would be subject to scrutiny from past comments if she ran for mum seat at home

Representative Lauren Boebert awaits the start of a press conference at the United States Capitol on July 1, 2021.
(Alex Wong / Getty Images)

During the January 6 riot, in which Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to prevent Joe Biden’s victory from being certified, Boebert tweeted that the Speaker of the House had been removed from office . Some of the rioters on the Capitol shouted threats against the speaker.

Christine Pelosi told Sacramento Bee“This is pathetic,” adding, “this is about someone who tweeted the whereabouts of a person who was the target of an assassination.”

Newsom recall

Nonetheless, the young Pelosi showed a streak of political independence that could attract some cross-appeal – after clashing with supporters of Governor Gavin Newsom in May at the The California Democratic Party Online Convention.

A resolution opposing the recall election called it a “Republican recall” and “partisan takeover.” Pelosi tweeted that it was “FALSE and offensive” because she knows Newsom voters in 2018 who signed the recall petition in 2021.

As a delegate to the convention, she supported the deletion of the terms “republican” and “partisan”, while opposing the recall itself. But his team lost by a vote of 637-583. She tweeted that the state party “must recognize the Democrats and Independents who signed the recall and engage them with empathy.”

Politics reported in November, California insiders said if President Pelosi did not run for office in 2022, her daughter wanted the seat – but would likely face competition in a Democratic primary. Democratic state of California, Senator Scott Wiener is would also have a serious contender for siege.

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For the strongly bluish neighborhood, a Democratic primary would be the determining factor.

Christine Pelosi has avoided appearing as though she is fighting for the House seat, as Democrats depend on the speaker to raise big donations for the party ahead of what is expected to be a difficult midterm, Politico reported. That means she would likely want to delay announcing her plans for the 2022 poll.




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