Pro-abortion Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was voted Speaker of the House today in a vote that saw her narrowly defeat pro-life Republican opponent Congressman Kevin McCarthy.
Pelosi won election to become Speaker of the House despite Democrat defections — as left-wing progressives either voted for other candidates or voted present.
Now, Pelosi’s first agenda item will be to try to force Americans to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda. Democrats have snuck Planned Parenthood and abortion funding into their bill to try to end the partial government shutdown that is occurring because Democrats refuse to support securing America’s borders.
Here’s additional information on Pelosi’s victory today:
Pelosi won in a 219-192 vote that took place just moments after the 116th Congress was assembled. She needed 218 votes to win and could only afford to lose 17 votes if everyone voted for a named candidate. Because some voted “present,” she could win even if just a few votes short of 218.
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Her close victory came after many Democrats agreed to back her after she agreed to give up the gavel after two more terms at most.
One of the Democrats who voted “present,” Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, said his vote was meant to register his push for a new leadership slate.
“Today I voted ‘present’ in the vote for Speaker of the House, consistent with my eight-year push for new Democratic leadership,” Cooper tweeted. “Now that we are back in the majority, I did not vote for a rival candidate because there are none.”
Pelosi last year strongly opposed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying he would overturned Roe if confirmed.
“A vote for Judge Kavanaugh is a vote to destroy Roe v. Wade,” Pelosi said during a press conference with abortion groups and the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus. “It’s a vote to roll back a generation of progress for women and their families. But we don’t agonize, we organize because we know that a Democratic Congress can stop much of the Supreme Court’s awful assaults.”
“We have to work to say that we shouldn’t be appointing someone to the court that does not support stare decisis – previous decisions of the court,” she said.
Richards, who left the abortion giant Plnned Parenthood in May, wrote a glowing profile for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018 list praising her as a woman who “has done more than anyone else in office to advance women’s equity and opportunity, and to build a stronger future for generations to come.”