Pelosi commits to running for Speaker if Democrats retain House

Pelosi commits to running for Speaker if Democrats retain House
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan Photos of the Week: Climate protests, Blue Origin and a koala MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday committed to running for the leadership position again if Democrats retain their House majority in November's election.

CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEthics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act CNN's Kasie Hunt had a benign brain tumor removed Jake Tapper blasts Sacklers after lawyers complain about CNN segment MORE asked Pelosi on “State of the Union” if she is “going to run for another term as Speaker” if Democrats keep the House.

“Yes, I am,” Pelosi answered. 

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“But let me also say that we have to win the Senate, so all this discussion of the virus takes us to the importance of this election,” she added. “Vote your health.”

Pelosi emphasized the importance for Democrats to win the Senate by citing Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettBiden's Supreme Court reform study panel notes 'considerable' risks to court expansion Couric says she edited Ginsburg interview to 'protect' justice from criticism Why Latinos need Supreme Court reform MORE’s likely confirmation to the Supreme Court. Barrett would be President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE's third nominee to be confirmed to the high court.

“This is a very important election, and this nomination makes the election even more important for people’s health, for clean air, … health of our planet and health of our people,” she said.

Democrats are expected to keep their hold on the House, with RealClearPolitics ranking 215 seats as at least leaning Democratic, 185 as at least leaning Republican and 35 as toss-ups.

In late 2018, Pelosi committed to a self-imposed term limit of a maximum of four years so the next Congress is expected to be her last as the House's top Democrat.