Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s office clarified on Friday her apparent disinterest in returning to her old job as House speaker.
Her spokesman suggested she would be open to resuming the speakership if elected to the position, and said they asked for a correction to the edited version of the interview published in The National Journal on Thursday.
“Do you want to be speaker again?” the edited question read. “No, that’s not my thing. I did that,” she replied.
Drew Hammill, her communications director, said the full question was “Do wish for the chance for the Speakership again for yourself?”
He said Pelosi “simply meant she doesn’t ‘wish” to be Speaker as she has already served as Speaker for four years” and further that she has no plans to step down from her seat.