Those ‘Pink Pu**y Hats’ won’t be happy to hear that Nancy!
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a Tuesday interview that the Democratic Party should not impose its view of abortion on its candidates.
“This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party,” Pelosi told The Washington Post.
“I grew up Nancy D’Alesandro, in Baltimore Maryland; in Little Italy; in a very devout Catholic family; fiercely patriotic; proud of our town and heritage, and staunchly Democratic,” she continued. “Most of those people — my family, extended family — are not pro-choice. You think I’m kicking them out of the Democratic Party?”
Pelosi argued that abortion is “kind of fading as an issue” within the party and was doubtful that a hard-line antiabortion candidate could win a Democratic presidential primary.
She also suggested that the party’s presumed rigidity on social issues is one reason that Democrats were unable to appeal to segments of the electorate that might otherwise have been in tune with their broader agenda.
No Leader Pelosi, we cannot and will not win elections by sacrificing women's fundamental rights. https://t.co/9b1y6Ecdkf
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) May 3, 2017
W/respect, @nancypelosi, what part of #choice don't you understand? Dem candidates don't have to HAVE abortions.They just can't deny ME one.
— (((L'EtatC'estMoi))) (@letat_lechat) May 3, 2017
I expect democrats, all of them, to protect a women's right to choose @NancyPelosi. ALL. OF. THEM. It's WHY I vote democratic.
— Mylissa (@mylissafication) May 3, 2017
@NancyPelosi nobody can kick your Italian family out of the party. They're voters. But all Democratic candidates should be prochoice PERIOD
— ErinPDX (@ErinPDX2) May 3, 2017
Speaking of hurting people, @NancyPelosi , don't betray us. Fading issue for you, maybe. Not young women.
— Content Love for the Holidays! (@contentlove) May 3, 2017