Reports have emerged that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is eyeing an ambassadorship to Italy if the GOP wins the House — as expected — in November.
According to reports first published by Fox Business, Pelosi wants President Joe Biden to nominate her to become the next U.S. ambassador to Italy if Republicans win the House Majority.
Sources revealed Biden hadn’t filled the position since entering office as he was holding it for Pelosi. The likelihood that the GOP wins the House majority has also shifted speculation earlier in the year that an ally of Pelosi and a former Wall Street executive had been earmarked for the role.
It also remains unclear how a new Senate would take to Pelosi’s nomination, with sources sharing their mixed opinions on a Pelosi nomination with Fox Business.
But Biden may not be leaving the spot open for Pelosi because despite having 101 of his nominations being confirmed in the Senate, 27 percent of the 194 ambassador positions remain unfilled.
Yet it wouldn’t be surprising if Biden is keeping the spot open for Pelosi, considering Presidents typically reserve the most desirable locations for those who’ve helped propel them to the Oval Office, often giving these roles to donors and allies.
If Pelosi is appointed as the ambassador to Italy, she’ll gain access to the ambassador’s mansion in Rome, which includes amenities like a three-story wine cellar, private gardens, and a pool.