(FiveNation.com)- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied reports that she is seeking a position For Italian ambassadorship, according to Mediaite. The report came from Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo who cited sources claiming that the speaker was searching for the position if the GOP reclaimed the majority back in the House.
“Sources tell FOX Business that Pelosi wants President Biden to nominate her to become the next U.S. ambassador to Italy if the GOP takes the House majority in the midterm elections,” Bartiromo said, adding that this was why the president has kept the spot open since taking office.
Bartiromo said that Pelosi’s office did not reach them back for any comments, but the congresswoman’s office denies having been contacted before the report came out. Bartiromo responded saying that this was untrue, providing emails that showed that her team did reach out to Pelosi well before the report was published.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told Daily Caller there was wrong information used when Bartiromo’s team tried to reach out, but did not provide any more information on the matter beside denying the validity of the report.
This is the second time Maria Bartiromo has proceeded with reporting anonymous rumors about the Speaker’s future that have no merit. And the second time she has failed to ask us for comment before airing or publishing this utter nonsense,” Hammill said.
Nancy Pelosi and her husband reportedly visit Italy often. Daily Caller also notes that the Italian ambassadorship is a “coveted post” usually given to supporters of the president. Taxpayers reportedly paid $184,000 for Pelosi and other Democrats’ visit to the country since 2015. Four family members accompanied Pelosi on her trips, despite it being an “official congressional delegation.” While there, the attendees at the “$190-per-plate James Beard American Restaurant.”