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- Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler are up for re-election in 2022 if they run again. Their current terms end in January 2023.
Which means that a screenshot of a TikTok video that says all three are up for re-election within the next two months is wrong.
"In 38 days Pelosi and Schiff are up for reelection. Nadler up June 23," reads the screenshot posted on Facebook June 1. "Drain the swamp, repost this."
Posts that did repost this were flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
Pelosi has held her seat since 1987. She has yet to say whether she’s going to run again in 2022. We also didn’t find evidence that Schiff and Nadler have launched re-election campaigns. In February, Axios reported that Schiff has quietly lobbied California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint him as the state’s next attorney general.
What we do know: Claims that Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler are up for re-election this summer are False.
Facebook post, June 1, 2021
Ballotpedia, Nancy Pelosi, visited June 3, 2021
Ballotpedia, Adam Schiff, visited June 3, 2021
Ballotpedia, Jerrold Nadler, visited June 3, 2021
CNN, Democrats brace for momentous decision: Will Pelosi run again? May 20, 2021
Axios, Scoop: Schiff lobbying Newsom to be California’s next AG, Feb. 3, 2021
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