SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would love to use her family’s season tickets this weekend to watch the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Minnesota Vikings in a NFL playoff game, but her duties will keep her in Washington.
At her Thursday news conference, Pelosoi — the long time representative from San Francisco and 49ers season-ticket holder — was asked about this weekend’s NFC Divisional showdown at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.READ MORE: Family Holds Vigil, Seeks Accountability From Alameda Police Following In-Custody Death Of Mario Gonzalez
“It would be my intention to go — I went to the one game in San Francisco [against Seattle], we [her family] watched all together the second game in Seattle,” she told reporters with a chuckle. “I have, unfortunately, responsibilities to save our country from peril this weekend … [wearing] my Democratic hat of top political leader so our family [in San Francisco] will enjoy our season tickets.”READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara Set To Deliver 1 Millionth Dose Amid Supply Influx - 'Something To Celebrate'
Pelosi, who was born into the D’Alesandro family and grew up in Baltimore, was asked about a possible Ravens-49ers Super Bowl matchup. Those two teams met in Super Bowl XLVII with Baltimore winning 34-31.
“We’ve had a Baltimore-San Francisco Super Bowl,” she said. “That was hard because I had been rooting for both teams all along and again going to the 49ers game [NFC playoff game] and watching Baltimore on TV right there in the stadium. So what happened, they both win — nobody was in a more difficult position than I was except the mother of the coaches [Jim Harbaugh was coaching the 49ers and John Harbaugh the Ravens] and you saw what happened at that game.”MORE NEWS: UPDATE: No Curfew Enacted After San Leandro Police Receive Threat Of Possible Looting At Bayfair Mall
“The D’Alesandros from Baltimore can all dressed in purple and the Pelosis from San Francisco all came in red. We had a lovely family reunion,” she continued. “This time I hope we get a similar result. I was scheduled to be in Florida for Super Bowl weekend. So I’m all set — one way or the other.”