We knew from the start that Nancy Pelosi would be taking no prisoners — and office space is no exception. In a slick move, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken back some office space that was rightfully hers.
Her forerunner, Paul Ryan, had previously given a first-floor “bonus office” in the US Capitol to Vice President Mike Pence soon after Trump took office in 2017. Of course, Pence didn’t use the space often, as he tends to hang out on the Senate side of the fence, serving as the president of the US Senate — where he is historically holding an office as well.
But Pelosi put an end to Pence’s ability to play both sides of the field. Where a placard once hung above the door identifying the space as Mike Pence’s “House office,” there is only a clean, bare wall as House Speaker Pelosi quietly had the signage removed. And it has now been confirmed that the space will soon be reassigned.
A House Democratic aide stated that “Room assignments are reviewed and changed at the beginning of every Congress.” As Speaker of the House, Pelosi has sole authority when it comes to doling out the precious office space in the Capitol, and it seems like she had absolutely no time for Mike Pence to make his home in her House.
Instead, she rescinded the space that Pence held so close to his heart as a representation of the chummy relationship he once held with Paul Ryan and divided the spaces out to White House legislative affairs teams that weren’t previously awarded the privileges under the GOP.
Twitter users were here for it:
I love her.
— Deirdre Rad (@Deirdre10025Rad) March 13, 2019
I think Pence ran away because he was scared of a woman smarter and tougher than him.
— Ruby (@virago0523) March 13, 2019
Damn I love that women.
— LiberalGram (@theneedlepalace) March 13, 2019
Don’t forget the rent free space she’s got in Trumps head 24/7.
— Kang/Kodos 2020 (@Kang_Kodos_2020) March 13, 2019
As Richard Pryor once famously said,
“This is my house! If you don’t like it, get the fu<k out!”
— κδmi||er3 (@anchorchum) March 13, 2019
Did they return the porn stash mike left?
— Jon Maas (@jondmaas) March 13, 2019
I love it. Nobody throws shade like the gentlelady from San Francisco.
Speaker Pelosi is master of the House.
Must hurt VP Pence a lot…especially since he toiled in the House for 10 years.
No office for you, sir! pic.twitter.com/PfnZ87ijnf
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) March 13, 2019
What does he need an office for…he can just stand around till trump tells him what to say.
— David vining (@Davidvining101) March 13, 2019
To say the least, it looks like Pelosi is cleaning house, and she wants the rats out. It’s pretty clear that she wants Pence well aware that there is no longer any warmth for him on the House side of the field.
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