Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) announced she would be running for re-election in 2024, to the shock and amusement of critics who noted that she was already 83 years old.
Pelosi made the official announcement Friday afternoon on social media.
“Now, more than ever, our city needs to promote San Francisco values and rebuild more. America needs to show the world it’s there,” said Pelosi, who was first elected to Congress in 1987.
“That’s why I’m running for re-election. Please vote with respect,” she added.
Now more than ever, our city needs to promote San Francisco’s values and accelerate its recovery. Our nation needs America to show the world that there is freedom and justice for all and that our flag is still there. That’s why I’m running for re-election, and I ask you to vote with respect.
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) September 8, 2023
The former speaker’s announcement sparked mixed reactions across social media, and “she’s 83” started trending. Considering 80-year-old President Biden and his stumbling block and 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his frieze, age has become a trending narrative these days.
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“She’s been in political office since 1981. She helped destroy San Francisco and this country. These corrupt old men cling to power at all costs,” he said. Monica Crowley, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, said. “sufficient.”
she is 83 years old.
She has held political office since 1981.
She helped destroy San Francisco and this country.
These corrupt old men cling to power at all costs.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) September 8, 2023
“She is 83! @SpeakerPelosi please be the leader. Lead by example and retire. Retirement age for all federal civil servants should be 75,” said another X user commented.
“She’s 83. Politicians are really struggling to relinquish power. It’s time for Nancy to retire,” said another. Said.
“Nancy Pelosi running again?! We need a term limit! She’s 83! Whom does she represent!” offered A similar take.
🚨 Nancy Pelosi has announced she is running for re-election!
she is 83 years old. pic.twitter.com/7cU8HALoUw
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 8, 2023
she is 83 years old. She would never want this woman to make any serious decisions about the fate of our country.
America is a mad house run by old madmen. pic.twitter.com/uiK51FnwcE
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 8, 2023
she is 83 years old. She destroyed San Francisco. She is a career criminal politician and she needs to resign immediately. Go home, Nancy Pelosi.
— Erin Elizabeth Health Nuts News 🙌 (@unhealthytruth) September 8, 2023
Nancy Pelosi, who turns 84 next year, just announced she would run for re-election. It is extraordinary how many super-old people remain in government. It’s not healthy for the country and it’s absurd recklessness.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 8, 2023
But Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Jamie Harrison was overjoyed by Pelosi’s announcement.
“This is the best thing ever! Honorary Speaker Pelosi has dedicated her entire political career to serving the American people. I couldn’t be more excited, let’s go!” he shouted.
The best one ever!
Honorary Speaker Pelosi has dedicated her entire political career to serving the American people. I couldn’t be more excited to see her take the seat again. Alright, let’s go! https://t.co/79RkzorRf9
— Jamie Harrison (@harrisonjaime) September 8, 2023
Pelosi’s decision comes at a time when many Republicans have made similar allegations against McConnell, arguing that he should step down after the freeze.
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But McConnell has made it clear that he has no intention of retiring.
According to a recent survey, economist/YouGov finds most American adults express The belief that there should be a “maximum age” to be president or a member of Congress.
Pelosi will turn 84 in March.