Nancy Pelosi Ready to Leave Congress: Daughter

Alexandra Pelosi says her mother is ready to move on but Nancy Pelosi denies the claim.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Dec 29, 2011  |  Updated 2:45 PM PDT
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Pelosi Ready to Retire: Daughter

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Documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi films her mother, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), during a news conference at the U.S. Captiol. She says her mother is ready to leave Congress.

If Alexandra Pelosi knows her mother well, Christmas may have come just a few days late for Republicans.

Nancy Pelosi's daughter says her mother is ready to leave Congress but her donors won't let her.

"She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly," the younger Pelosi said in a phone interview with the website Big Government. "They know she wants to leave, though. They think she's destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left."

But Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for Pelosi, told Politico that the former Speaker's daughter doesn't know what she is talking about.

"This may be wishful thinking on the part of a right-wing blog, but it is totally untrue," Elshami said. "When the day comes and Leader Pelosi’s work is done, she won’t be announcing it there."

The San Francisco-based Minority Leader is 71-years-old and has created a legacy as being one of the more polarizing liberal leaders.

She became the first woman to act as the Speaker of the House and she may reclaim that seat if the Democrats are able to take the House back next year.

Alexandra Pelosi, 41, is one of five children the politician has with her husband of 48 years. The younger Pelosi works as a television producer.

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