House Democrats on Wednesday elected pro-abortion New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as the leader of their conference, replacing pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Jeffries will be the House Minority Leader as pro-life Republicans took back control of the House in the medterm elections and will have the majority vote to elect a new Speaker.
Jeffries won the post in an uncontested election after Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, opted to step down from leading the party.
“Leadership is incredibly important,” said Jeffries. “When we get an opportunity as diverse leaders to serve in positions of consequence, the most meaningful thing we can do in that space is an incredibly good job.”
The Demcorat will do a good job representing Big Abortion and has a 100% pro-abortion voting record in faovr of abortions up to birth at taxpayer expense.
Jeffries does not just have a pro-abortion voting record. He also has been openly hostile toward pro-life Americans, including earlier this year when pro-life organizations were hit with a crime wave of arson, vandalism and other violence. Jeffries has smeared pro-life Americans repeatedly in recent years, describing half the country as a “threat” and “yahoos” for believing babies in the womb deserve to be protected from violence.
During a July press conference, Jeffries blasted pro-lifers as “extreme on reproductive freedom.”
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“The threat right now in this country to the American people are extreme MAGA Republicans,” the Democrat leader said. “That’s the threat. That’s the problem. That’s the crisis that we confront, extreme MAGA Republicans. Why? They are extreme on reproductive freedom.”
A year earlier, Jeffries called pro-life Texans a “bunch of yahoos” for passing a ban on abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Various state and national polls have shown about half of all Americans support heartbeat laws. And new research indicates the law has saved as many as 10,000 unborn babies’ lives so far.
Democrat leaders like Jeffries want to undo life-saving laws like the Texas heartbeat legislation with a bill nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act, one of their top legislative priorities. The “codify Roe” bill would force states to legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth and force taxpayers to pay for them. The bill, which Democrats named the Women’s Health Protection Act, also would end parental consent for minors and jeopardize conscience protections for doctors and nurses who refuse to abort unborn babies.
The legislation is extreme and out of touch with most Americans. Polls consistently show that Americans support limits on abortion, including parental consent and bans on taxpayer funding for elective abortions.