Newly-reelected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the poster chick for term limits, having long ago forgotten that her central role as a representative of the people is not the accumulation of more power unto herself but actually being a voice for her constituents.
Like practically every other Democrat, Pelosi has been at the forefront preaching coronavirus restrictions, lockdowns, business closures, mask-wearing, social distancing, etc. – “follow the science”).
And like many others in her party, she has hypocritically violated rules she routinely preaches – and demands – that others follow.
But her hubris and lust for power were both on display this week, as noted by The Federalist:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admonished lawmakers for not social distancing Monday after convening Democrats, some of whom are within COVID-19 quarantine periods, on Sunday to ensure a fourth term at the gavel.
“With a sense of urgency, I write about respecting proper health and safety guidelines on the Floor, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues, taking aim at members who ignored distancing rules when they congregated Monday evening to challenge the seating of members in states where the Electoral College count is being questioned. “As we go forward, please note with respect the guidance set forth by the Office of the Attending Physician and the Sergeant at Arms. When staff urge you to leave the Floor, it is not a suggestion. It is a direction.”
This, after she called all Dems, who have a very thin majority in the House, back to DC to vote for her including Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore, who tested positive for COVID less than a week before.
And this as a younger Republican Congressman-elect Luke Letlow from Lousiana died from COVID-19-related complications last week.
Pelosi doesn’t give a rat’s patoot about anything but power. Because after serving nearly 50 years in DC, that’s just not enough.