She’s RETIRING – Nancy Pelosi Gets More Bad News…

In what is being perceived as another blow to Nancy Pelosi’s power hold, a close ally of the former speaker has announced plans to retire from politics.

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who represents Silicon Valley, will not seek reelection at the end of her term. At the age of 80, Eschoo is yet another octogenarian who has, in her case, been entrenched in Washington for 30 years.

“As the first woman and the first Democrat to ever represent our district, I’m very proud of the body of bipartisan work I’ve been able to achieve on your behalf in Congress,” Eshoo said in a video she shared online. “As my last year in Congress approaches, I will continue my work with vigor and unswerving commitment to you.”

Eshoo touted her bond with Pelosi in a tweet last week about a breakfast reception for members of Congress and her exit is potentially another step toward irrelevancy within the Democratic Party for Pelosi as a new generation takes control.

With U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), 73, having already announced her retirement, Politico noted that Eshoo “is the second longtime ally of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi to depart Congress.”

Roll Call noted that another prominent California Democrat, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas, also announced that he wouldn’t return to Congress after the end of his term ends. Overall, 31 lawmakers — 21 Democrats and 10 Republicans — have announced plans to retire or seek another office.

The departure of Eschoo and Cárdenas will result in a fresh race to fill Eshoo’s subcommittee chair.

“Both Eshoo and Cárdenas represent seats in solidly Democratic districts. But Eshoo’s retirement will also prompt a race to replace her as head of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., and Cardenas were next in line and are both retiring,” Roll Call reported.

As for her influence, the outlet noted that during the COVID-19 pandemic Eshoo “rallied against social media companies for not stopping the spread of medical misinformation.”

This means the sharing of any information that was critical of the Big Pharma vaccines or suggestions there were less harmful treatment options.

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