Matt Drudge Predicts Pelosi Will Be Next Speaker


Conservative news aggregator Matt Drudge seemed to suggest Wednesday that Democrats will win back control of the House of Representatives next year.

In a message to his more than 200,000 followers on Twitter, Drudge predicted that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will soon return to the post she held from 2007 until 2011:

Current House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has seen his influence questioned repeatedly throughout the budget and debt limit showdowns. His clout took another hit on Tuesday after conservatives in his caucus shot down his proposals to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Boehner “can’t control his caucus.” Pelosi has said previously that Boehner would be dubbed “the weakest speaker in history” if he were a woman.

An influential figure on the right, Drudge has turned a critical eye on Republicans as of late. In a pair of tweets last month, he asked why any voters would support the GOP.


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