NEPOTISM? Rumors Swirl Her Daughter Will Replace Her

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 13: Christine Pelosi, the daughter of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, takes a picture of Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, during a swearing-in ceremony in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will reveal her future congressional career plans to her colleagues Thursday, her spokesperson said late Wednesday — as some speculate that her activist daughter could succeed the towering political figure.
  • The announcement came hours after Republicans regained control of the House with incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Garcia’s victory over Democrat Christy Smith in California’s 27th Congressional District.
  • “Speaker Pelosi has been overwhelmed by calls from colleagues, friends and supporters,” Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said in a Wednesday night tweet.

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