Saturday, November 29, 2014
Democrat Denies Vote To Woman Disabled Veteran
From Politico: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed criticism on Monday that Democrats are keeping a pregnant congresswoman from voting during leadership elections, arguing that allowing a proxy vote creates a slippery slope for missing members.
During a caucus meeting last week, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) asked to be allowed to vote in leadership and ranking member elections by proxy as she is unable to travel to Washington because of her pregnancy.
The motion was rejected as the rules for the House Democratic caucus do not allow for proxy voting. Pelosi said she did not understand the “fuss” around the Democrats’ decision.
“You’re going to establish a situation where you’re going to determine who has a note from the doctor that’s valid…it’s really a place we shouldn’t go down,” Pelosi said. Adding that the decision “shouldn’t be confused with not having family and medical leave.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/nancy-pelosi-tammy-duckworth-doctors-note-112966.html#ixzz3KWOm5lGp
The Democrats have no problem allowing anybody, whether they are U.S. citizens or not, to vote.
But when it comes to voting House Democrats voting for other House Democrats, well then, they won't even allow a legitimate doctors note to allow a House member to vote.
What a horrible bunch of hypocrites, with the worst being Nancy Pelosi.