Democrats Ramp up Their War on Women, Deny Disabled Pregnant Congresswoman a Proxy Vote in Caucus Leadership

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm
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Why do Democrats hate disabled pregnant women? Because they won’t terminate the fetus to quench their bloodlust?

Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting a baby in December, is being denied a request to vote by proxy in the House Democratic Caucus leadership and committee member elections next week—even though her doctor advises she can’t travel to Washington in the late stages of her pregnancy.

The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, made the request in a letter to fellow Democrats. Her letter was read during a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting on Thursday. But objections were raised, and the request was denied, with opponents including Democratic Steering and Police Committee cochair Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

“Congresswoman DeLauro does not want to set a precedent. There are many meritorious situations where the argument could be made for a waiver, including Congresswoman Duckworth’s. The question is, how do you choose?” said DeLauro spokeswoman Sara Lonardo.

Proxy voting is not allowed in the Democratic Caucus, according to its rules.

But other Democratic aides, speaking on the condition they not be identified, said they believe the decision to block Duckworth, 46, from doing so is related more to the tight intra-party race for the party’s top seat next session on the Energy and Commerce Committee. The seat is being vacated by retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.

Truly shameful. Oh, and just imagine if the GOP did this. We’d never hear the end of it.

 

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4 Responses to “Democrats Ramp up Their War on Women, Deny Disabled Pregnant Congresswoman a Proxy Vote in Caucus Leadership”

  1. Marc on 14/14/14 at 3:34 pm

    They should have made an exception for this lib, simply b/c of her medical condition. This shows their complete confusion & desperation to win even the smallest things amongst themselves, following their utter defeat.
    She should have insisted. Let the Dems cannibalize themselves.

  2. Boris Gulyas on 14/14/14 at 4:50 pm

    Boorish, low class, petty, and just what you would expect from the Communist Party USA aka the democrats.

  3. geo on 14/14/14 at 6:18 pm

    They should have made the exception for THIS:
    “The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down. . ” Good grief.

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