Nancy Pelosi’s daughter claims the Democratic House Leader wants to leave Congress but is toiling in the wilderness of the minority for the good of her party.
“She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly,” Alexandra Pelosi told BigGovernment.com.
“They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s done. It’s obligation, that’s all I’m saying.”
“This may be wishful thinking on the part of a right wing blog but it is totally untrue,” Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for Pelosi, told The Daily Caller. “When the day comes and Leader Pelosi’s work is done, she won’t be announcing it there [on Big Government].”
BigGovernment provided an update to the story, saying that Alexandra Pelosi contacted the news outlet to argue that she said her mother was destined for “GREATNESS” not the wilderness, but otherwise did not challenge the gist of the story.
“Get your facts straight: I said she is destined for GREATNESS! Not wilderness,” she said. “I have never talked to Nancy Pelosi about any of this.”
In the interview, Alexandra Pelosi also criticized the media, specifically for unfairly covering her mother.
“I could give you chapter and verse on what’s going on in the media — and I’m not talking about Andrew Breitbart, I’m talking about Anderson Cooper,” she said.
She elaborated to the site in a follow up text:
“I make television-i know about editing! I worked at NBC for 10 years+ [HBO] for 11 – I edit for a living. I just I know for a fact that 60 minutes and cnn have edited [Nancy Pelosi] out of context! XO, A”
Alexandra Pelosi is an Emmy award winning documentarian. Among the films she has produced are the HBO documentaries “Journeys with George” and “The Trials of Ted Haggard.”
This article has been updated to include a response from Leader Pelosi’s spokesman.