House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly preparing for a day in the not-too-distant future when she is no longer holding the chamber hostage to a far-left agenda.
According to sources who spoke to Fox News, if Republicans take back control of the chamber, the California Democrat is pressing President Joe Biden to name her as U.S. Ambassador to Italy, a position that is currently vacant and reportedly being held for her. “Until an announcement is made, chargé d’affaires ad interim Shawn Crowley will continue to run the embassy,” The Blaze noted.
So, after spending decades in Washington, Pelosi doesn’t want to retire with her multimillionaire husband Paul, she wants to continue soaking up a taxpayer-paid salary:
The U.S. embassy to Italy is based in a 15th-century mansion called the Villa Taverna, sitting on seven private acres in the heart of Rome. Pelosi, if appointed, would be surrounded by historical gardens and have a view of a third-century Roman sarcophagus, ancient Egyptian granite columns, a Baroque fountain, and 300-year-old busts of Roman emperors.
Nancy and her husband, Paul, would have access to the Villa Taverna’s three-story, $1.1 million wine cellar, which holds over 5,000 bottles of wine, as well as its private theater, swimming pool, and tennis court.
As she is the first Italian-American to lead the U.S. House, some regard Pelosi’s appointment as fitting or at the very least preordained.
Naturally, Pelosi is used to luxury — in Italy and elsewhere. Over the summer, after Paul was charged in a drunk driving accident, Nancy vacationed in the European country, just outside of Florence, as ordinary Americans were left to deal with skyrocketing gas, food, and energy prices thanks largely to her party’s spendthrift policies. She wined and dined at the Aplemare Beach Club in Forte dei Marmi; the resort is reportedly so expensive that patrons are required to get a quote ahead of trying to book rooms.
That said, the U.S. Embassy would be an upgrade. According to a 2010 inspector general report, the value of the compound and residence were estimated to be between $500 million and more than $1 billion.
There could be other reasons why Pelosi wants out of Congress aside from being able to continue living in the lap of luxury on the taxpayer’s dime.
Late last month, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowed to look into Paul Pelosi’s suspicious timing on several stock trades — purchases that seemed to coincide with what his wife is laying out in the House in terms of what legislation gets debated and approved.
McCarthy, who will likely become the next Speaker if Republicans win back in the House in November, said there will be an investigation into the Pelosis stock trading.
McCarthy expressed concern over Paul Pelosi having tremendous success in picking the correct stocks to purchase and sell and recently purchased large shares of NVIDIA prior to the House and Senate passing legislation that benefited the company.
“I would look all the way through it,” he said of the Democrat proposal to ban stock trading for spouses of Congress members. “What I’ve told everybody is we will come back, and we will not only investigate this, we will come back with a proposal to change the current behavior.”