Pelosi claims she’s seeking a 19th term in Congress because “democracy is at stake”

Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she’ll be seeking a 19th term in Congress.

The 81 year old said “nothing less is at stake than our democracy.”

“While we have made progress, much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives. Our democracy is at risk because of assaults on the truth, the assault on the U.S. Capitol and the state-by-state assault on voting rights,” Pelosi claimed.

“This election is crucial,’ she added “But as we say, we don’t agonize, we organize, and that is why I’m running for re-election to Congress and respectfully seek your support.”

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