House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her bid for re-election on Tuesday at the age of 81. She will be seeking a 19th term in Congress and will turn 82 in March.

For those keeping score at home, she has been in Congress for 35 years.

Her reasons for seeking another term include her desire and ability to defend against an “assault on the truth, assault on the U.S. Capitol and the state-by-state assault on voting rights.”

But what really motivates Pelosi, you see, is “the children.”

“When people ask me, ‘What are the three most important issues facing the Congress,’ the California Democrat explains, “I always say the same thing: Our children. Our children. Our children.”

“That is my ‘why.’ Why I’m in Congress – for the children,” she continued.

Interestingly, Pelosi also describes a “world at peace,” which seems quite at odds with the Democrats’ drive for war against Russia and Pelosi recently fast-tracking more money for weapons.

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Pelosi For the Children

Pelosi cites the children’s health (though she supports abortion) and their education (though when Trump was President she vociferously denounced reopening schools) in her re-election announcement.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Pelosi trashed a pro-life bill in Alabama that would have saved the lives of countless innocent children as “heartbreaking.”

Her pro-abortion stance is so extreme that a Vatican chief insisted in 2013 she should not be allowed to receive communion.

Now suddenly, she’s a protector of children.

Pelosi’s re-election bid comes even as she announced in 2018 that this term would be her last as Speaker.

With Republicans expected to make gains in the 2022 midterms, she may be running for re-election and still be right about that prediction.

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The ‘Lioness’ Is Staying Put

With Pelosi’s recent remarks on her Democrat colleagues in the House, it’s no wonder she would like to stick around for another re-election campaign.

After all, she believes she works with “the greatest collection of intellect, integrity and imagination for doing the right thing for the American people.”

Pelosi, who once described herself as a “lioness,” may be looking forward to the 2024 presidential election and the looming prospect that former President Donald Trump will run again.

After all, she views herself as the only person capable of keeping him in check.

“I have real problems with (Trump) because he doesn’t tell the truth, he doesn’t honor the Constitution and he’s harming children,” she said of Trump in his final year in office.

“My whole message is about children,” Pelosi claimed. “Anybody who hurts children — I’m a lioness. Watch out.”

Trump, who has referred to Pelosi as “an incompetent political hack,” was described by her at the time as “the most dangerous person in the history of our country.”

“This election is crucial,” the House Speaker said in her re-election announcement. “Nothing less is at stake than our democracy, but as we say, we don’t agonize we organize and that is why I am running for re-election to Congress and respectfully seek your support.”

While she is all in, a great number of Democrats are heading for the exits leading up to the midterms.

21 Democratic House members are set to retire in 2022.

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