Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
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The most famous war that broke out over a woman was the Trojan War. She, as you know, was provoked by Elena the Beautiful. US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi who went on a provocative visit to Taiwan, he is unlikely to be able to compete with Elena, if only because of her age – Madame Speaker is 82 years old. Also, the mythical Elena did not even think about the war, but Pelosi, spitting on the insistent recommendations of the White House and the Pentagon not to go to Taiwan, may well become a catalyst for one of the bloodiest military conflicts of our time – Beijing has repeatedly warned that the trip of an American politician could have unpredictable effects.
The post of speaker of the House of Representatives is the third most important in the American political vertical. In the event that the president and vice president of the United States, for one reason or another, cannot govern the state, the speaker will have presidential powers until the next election.
Nancy Pelosi. 2003
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Pelosi has Italian roots. Her father, Tommy D’Alesandro, was a member of Congress and mayor of Baltimore. Later, Pelosi’s brother, Thomas, also became mayor of Baltimore.
She is married to a businessman, they have five children. Pelosi came to politics relatively late – at the age of 47. She insists that she didn’t do it until all the kids had graduated from college.
Once one of its main financial sponsors was the E & J Gallo Winery, which provides a quarter of all wine supplies to the US domestic market. Today, Pelosi has two of his own vineyards in California.
Pelosi is the first female majority leader in US history and the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In political circles, she is considered “the formidable force of the Democratic Party”, since it is she who manages to collect the most donations for the needs of the Democrats. Also, only Pelosi managed to force the party members sitting in the House of Representatives she heads to vote in accordance with the party line. According to this indicator, Pelosi has achieved unprecedented success – in 88% of cases, Democratic senators vote in solidarity.
In 2018, she gave the longest speech in the history of the House – Pelosi did not leave the podium for 8 hours. On that day, senators discussed the removal of restrictions on budget spending.
Can’t stand Trump. In 2019, she did everything to ensure that the then President of the United States canceled his speech in the House of Representatives, and a year later, when it nevertheless took place, she did not shake his hand, as required by the protocol, and at the end of the speech defiantly tore the text of his speech.
Early in the pandemic, COVID-19 denied the seriousness of the coronavirus. Then she advocated the imposition of the most severe restrictions, which she herself violated by secretly visiting a hairdresser before service industries were allowed to open.
Nancy is a devout Catholic. But the Archbishop of San Francisco, where Pelosi lives, has excommunicated her from Holy Communion because of her support for women’s right to abortion.
Pelosi has a sweet tooth. She demands that her office always have a certain brand of chocolates. He does not drink coffee and tea, preferring warm water with lemon.
Paul and Nancy Pelosi are millionaires. Their fortune is estimated at $150 million. The couple received the main part of the profit precisely in those years when Nancy was at the helm of power. The media have repeatedly found strange coincidences – Paul Pelosi sold or bought stakes in certain companies a few days before certain laws began to be discussed in the House of Representatives.
Her main hobby is solving particularly difficult crossword puzzles published in The New York Times.
An ardent Russophobe. A few days ago, she turned to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken demanding that Russia be declared a “state sponsor of terrorism.” Otherwise, such a declarative document will be adopted, according to her, by Congress.
She has already announced that she intends to be re-elected for another term.
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