Chris Matthews: I Heard Pelosi Is Going to Turn Over Leadership to Joe Kennedy

‘Somebody hit me with the rumor last night that Nancy Pelosi is going to turn it over to Joey the third’

Chris Matthews: I Heard Pelosi Is Going to Turn Over Leadership to Joe Kennedy (The Washington Free Beacon)

MSNBC host Chris Matthews said on Politico‘s "Off Message" podcast Tuesday that he has heard House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) plans to hand over leadership to Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D., Mass.).

Matthews brought the question of Democratic House leadership up during a discussion with host Edward-Isaac Dovere about what party will control the House after the November elections.

"Somebody hit me with the rumor last night that Nancy Pelosi is going to turn it over to Joey the third," Matthews said. "Have you heard that rumor?"

The podcast host said he had not heard the rumor, but while Matthews said he previously expected Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) to succeed Pelosi, Dovere did not appear surprised by the idea Kennedy might take her place.

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