Pro-Abortion House Democrat Leader Pelosi Will Stay On
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/14/12 11:47 AM
Drowning speculation that she might step down from her post as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi confirmed she will seek the post again the next session of Congress.
“I have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as the Democratic leader,” she said this morning at a press conference surrounded by top pro-abortion women members of the Democratic caucus.
“We do not have the majority but we have the gavel… oh wait,” she said. “We do not have the gavel, we do not have the majority, but we have unity.”
Pelosi said the election victory from last week, which saw pro-abortion President Barack Obama win another four-year term, empowered her to seek another term in this Congress: “From the standpoint of the victory we had at the polls I wouldn’t think of walking away.
During the press conference, reporter Luke Russert asked whether Pelosi’s preventing a young generation from taking over. Lawmakers laughed and some booed the question to the elderly Democratic leader, who called it “offensive.”
Republicans responded to Pelosi’s decision saying, “House Democrats have no interest in regaining the trust of the American people — who took the Speaker’s gavel away from Pelosi in the first place.”
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“There is no better person to preside over the most liberal House Democratic caucus in history than the woman who is solely responsible for relegating it to a prolonged minority status,” said Paul Lindsay, spokesman for the National Republican Campaign Committee. “This decision signals that House Democrats have absolutely no interest in regaining the trust and confidence of the American people who took the speaker’s gavel away from Nancy Pelosi in the first place.”
Pelosi upset pro-life advocates earlier this year when she called a bill to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business an “immorality.”
Pelosi said, “The defunding of Planned Parenthood, which is part of what their mark-up was about, was it yesterday that they officially marked up? Yesterday, that was, I know was in the mix, I didn’t know if they were finished with it, that mark up.”
“The bill is — what they marked up is really, in my view, an immorality,” Pelosi said. “An immorality to ignore scientific opportunity to make the American people healthier. Things like that I think are an immorality. However, it doesn’t happen to be a priority for the Republicans.”