House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly has a golden parachute in mind in case Republicans sweep her party out of the majority in November.
The San Francisco politician is hoping President Joe Biden will make her the next ambassador to Italy in the event of a red wave, according to Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. The plum assignment is open, and sources told the network Biden is holding it for Pelosi.
“She’s been such a partisan person, that I think it would be very difficult for Republican senators to say, ‘she would do a great job at this,’” Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) told Bartiromo. “She’s become so partisan year after year. As speaker, she’s just become horrible.”
Rick Scott was asked about reports that Nancy Pelosi will be nominated as Ambassador to Italy after the midterms. He says Rs will be unlikely to vote to confirm her because she is too partisan. pic.twitter.com/nBDUNrjuCV
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) September 6, 2022
Lewis Eisenberg held the post under former President Trump, but it is currently being filled on an interim basis by Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley.
The 82-year-old Pelosi has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987, including two stints as speaker, when her party held the majority from 2007-2011 and from 2019 to now.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill was asked by the New York Post about the possibility of Pelosi becoming ambassador to Italy.
“The Speaker has no interest in this position and has not discussed it with anyone in the White House,” Hammill said.
Pelosi spent the two-week July Fourth congressional recess in Italy with husband Paul Pelosi, who had just been arrested two months earlier for drunk driving. Pelosi crashed his new Porsche after dining out a vineyard near one of their California homes.
The pair visited Alpemare Beach Club, a seaside resort near Florence owned by opera great Andrea Bocelli and were also seen visiting museums.
Also on the trip, the pro-abortion Democrat received Holy Communion while attending Mass at the Vatican. Witnesses told The Associated Press Pelosi was was administered the Eucharist while at St. Peter’s Basilica, where she sat in the storied cathedral’s VIP section.
Biden has gotten 101 ambassadors through the Senate confirmation process, but about 50 slots remain unfilled. The Italian post is one of the most coveted and includes a posh residence in Rome known as Villa Taverna.