Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has complained that President Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 ruined everything for the Democrats.
Pelosi called Trump a “creature” before grumbling about the 45th POTUS appointing three Supreme Court justices during his time in the White House.
During an appearance on CNN today, Pelosi said: “Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far-right.
“And appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court.
“So this is not about the long game. We played a long game.
“We won Roe v. Wade a long time ago.
“We voted to protect it over time,” the speaker said.
“We have elected a democratic house of representatives that is pro-choice.
“Beware in terms of marriage equality.
“Beware in terms of other aspects of it.
“The fact is, this is a dangerous court to families, to freedom in our country.
“And that is why people have to mobilize,” she insisted.
“My saying is: ‘We don’t agonize. We organize.’”
"Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become President of the United States?" — Pelosi pic.twitter.com/rTIrrYdehm
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 15, 2022
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) also dealt a huge blow to Pelosi this week when he voted against his own party’s bill codifying federal abortion rights as the Supreme Court readies to overturn Roe v. Wade in June.
The West Virginia lawmaker said that he does support a federal right to abortion but said the Democratic bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, goes too far.
“We’re going to be voting on a piece of legislation which I would not vote for today,” Manchin told reporters of the Democrats’ overreaching bill.
“But I would vote for Roe v. Wade codification if it was today. I was hopeful for that.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said:
“Today’s Democratic Party is profoundly out of step with the American people on this issue.
“Leader Schumer wants the Senate to vote again on a Democrat bill that would effectively legalize abortion on demand through all nine months.”