Biden passes over rumored Nancy Pelosi for Vatican ambassador

Biden passes over rumored Nancy Pelosi for Vatican ambassador


President Biden has passed over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be US ambassador to the Vatican — dashing rampant speculation in DC that she would take the gig as a step toward retirement.

Biden instead chose as his emissary to Pope Francis former Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill grumbled on Twitter about talk that the 81-year-old speaker would step aside for the overseas post.

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“It’s not a rumor when you’ve been told repeatedly it’s false,” Hammill tweeted in response to journalist Jake Sherman, who had written that “[t]he rumor that @SpeakerPelosi would be named ambassador to the Vatican can be put to rest.”

Pelosi is a Catholic who often speaks about her religious faith, but her stance in favor of

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