Nancy Pelosi publicly bucked the Democratic Party this week, shrugging off fierce liberal criticism and openly endorsing a pro-life candidate running for re-election in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District.
The House Minority Leader rebuked fellow liberal legislators and DNC officials during her weekly press conference Thursday, saying “Yes, I do” when pressed on whether she supports Rep. Dan Lipinski in his re-election bid.
Lipinski has become a “purity test” for left-leaning lawmakers; sparking controversy over his pro-life stance and opposition to some policies in the gay rights movement. Because of those issues, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has refused to publicly endorse Lipinski.
Pelosi’s decision is a sharp rebuke to DNC boss Tom Perez, who announced last year that “every Democrat” should support a woman’s right “to make her own choices about her body and health.”
Lipinski is seen as a lightning rod for Congressional Democrats, going so far as to buck his party’s leadership and cast his vote against the Affordable Care Act during former President Obama’s first term.
h/t Town Hall
BOOK OF NANCY: Pelosi Invokes THE POPE, ROSARY During EIGHT HOUR DACA Rant
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi turned towards a higher-power during her eight-hour long speech defending DACA Wednesday, saying she should have brought her “rosary blessed by the Pope” to help Democrats pass legislation in support of nearly one million ‘Dreamers.’
Pelosi was speaking on the floor of the House when she suddenly mentioned Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, suggesting that liberal legislators should spend the day in prayer over new DACA legislation.
“During the night when I was thinking and praying so hard about our ‘Dreamers,’ I thought maybe we should just pray all day on the floor of Congress. Maybe I should bring my rosary blessed by the Pope,” said Nancy.
“I always remember Pope Benedict when he came. He spoke so beautifully,” she added. “He quoted an Augustine who seventeen centuries ago said that any government that is not formed to promote justice is just a bunch of thieves.”
“His holiness goes on to say, ‘Sometimes it’s hard to define what justice is, but in doing so we must beware of the dazzling blindness of power and special interests,” Pelosi added.
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ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Pelosi Warns of a ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’ Over FISA Memo
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued her all-out war against the House Intelligence Committee and President Trump Friday afternoon, telling reporters the President will spark a “constitutional crisis” should he use the recently released FISA memo to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Pelosi addressed reporters just hours after Congressional leaders publicly disclosed the four-page document; showing the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ was used by the FBI and DOJ to secure FISA warrants to spy on “at least one” senior Trump aide.
“With the memo… [Trump] has abdicated his responsibilities as Commander-in Chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest,” Pelosi told CBS News.
“If the President uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis.”
The House Minority Leader’s fiery rhetoric comes on the heels of her official statement regarding the memo, where she bizarrely referred to the de-classified material as a “bouquet” from President Trump to Vladimir Putin.