By Dave Andrusko
Yesterday three congressional leadership posts were easily decided. As NRL News Today noted on Wednesday, pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will remain Senate Majority Leader and Pro-life Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will become the new House Minority Leaders. Pro-abortion Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) will serve as Senate Minority Leader.
Yesterday we also wrote about the one position up for grabs. Pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi had unleashed a “charm offensive” which was intended to fend off a challenge from fellow Democrats to her re-assuming the position of Speaker of the House when her party assumes control next January.
According to an online article written by John Wagner that appeared this afternoon in the Washington Post “Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker.”
Of course, what else would she say?
Wagner’s first paragraph reads, “An unbowed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted Thursday that she has the votes to become the chamber’s speaker despite solid opposition from more than a dozen Democrats who want fresh leadership when the party takes control of the chamber next year.” Pelosi held the position from 2007-2010.
On Wednesday Pelosi “touted” support from NARAL Pro-Choice America, which carries a lot of weight with Democrats.
NARAL president, Ilyse Hogue cranked out a statement in which she said of Pelosi
“She is a true champion for women and families and will stand up to Donald Trump and the Republicans’ relentless attacks on our rights and freedoms. Now more than ever, we need strong leaders who will fight passionately to defend and proactively expand our rights. That’s Nancy Pelosi.”
Interestingly enough, Wagner observed, “As Pelosi seeks to round up needed votes, she has run into resistance from some of her female colleagues, particularly those newer to the House.”
But, as of earlier today, no one had officially stepped forward to challenge Pelosi. Wagner writes
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) told reporters Wednesday that she’s being encouraged to stand for speaker if Pelosi doesn’t have the votes.
In an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday, she said she has been “overwhelmed” by the support from many of her colleagues for her possible entry into the race.
“Over the last 12 hours, I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve received,” Fudge said, adding that “probably closer to 30” Democrats have privately signaled that they are willing to oppose Pelosi.
“Things could change rapidly,” she said.
Fudge, 66, a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that she is building a diverse coalition as she considers a run for speaker, talking with allies in the CBC, moderate Democrats and newly elected members.
Pelosi is almost hysterically pro-abortion, an extremism she insists is not so because she is Catholic. In truth when she is not distorting the Catholic Church’s adamant opposition to abortion she double downs to pronounce that she understands what it means to be “pro-life.”
We’ll keep you apprised as events unfold. The Democratic caucus is scheduled to vote on the Speaker position on Nov. 28.