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Abandon Ship: Nancy Pelosi’s Staff Fleeing Amid Rumors of Her Retirement


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Members of Nancy Pelosi’s staff are dropping like flies amid rumors of her impending retirement.

The most recent person to abandon ship is Jorge Aguilar, who was the executive director for Pelosi’s congressional campaign.

Aguilar had been a member of Pelosi’s staff for decades, and his departure paints the likely picture that Pelosi is indeed planning on retiring this year.

Rumors of Pelosi’s retirement have been circulating for several months now.

These rumors picked up more steam late last year as a staggering number of democrats announced their retirement.

Joe Biden has effectively destroyed morale within the democrat party in the last year, and even Pelosi appears to see the writing on the wall.

Newsmax has more on Aguilar's departure, and what it may mean for Pelosi's future:

The latest staff member leaving a job is Pelosi's campaign Executive Director Jorge Aguilar, who announced his departure to join theGroup, a bipartisan government relations firm in Washington, D.C., according to the Punchbowl email newsletter.

Aguilar, according to the report, will be advising clients on "navigating the intricacies of the Democratic Caucus and stakeholder organizations."

As speculation intensifies Pelosi, 81, might be winding down her political career, making a retirement announcement in the near future, her office has seen a spike in its "turnover" rate during the last year, coming in at almost twice the average for congressional offices, according to LegiStorm, a company devoted to "government affairs professionals who need to accurately identify congressional staff, monitor activity on Capitol Hill, and engage with members and staff."

Breitbart has more details on the turnover rate in Pelosi's office in the last year:

Additionally, while Pelosi and her staff have not confirmed any of the reports of her potential retirement from Congress, the turnover rate in her office skyrocketed last year, Politico Playbook reported. Pelosi “has seen a big exodus from her office the past year as expectations grow that she will leave Congress after this term.”

Aguilar’s exit also pushed the speaker into the 90th percentile for highest House staff turnover, according to LegiStorm data. The data showed that while Pelosi’s office has been “relatively stable over the years,” the number of staffers leaving Pelosi’s office rose dramatically last year.

Most people aren't exactly broken up at the news that Pelosi may retire:



 

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