National Right to Life
She gave an interview to assorted reporters at the Washington Post yesterday. Unfortunately the video the Post posted online not only jumps around, it also only touches on some of the issues the news stories address.
So taken together, let’s see what sense we can make of the video and the stories.
First, we are to believe that with regard to abortion, “This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party.” Pelosi talked about her extended family which includes members who are not pro-choice. “You think I’m kicking them out of the Democratic Party?” As if that had anything to do with anything.
Does that mean that a pro-lifer could “get the nomination” [presumably a reference to a pro-lifer being endorsed for any office]? Well, Pelosi responds, “I don’t think so. It depends on where you are talking about.” Hmmm. Hold that thought.
Second, referring again to abortion, “It’s kind of fading as an issue. It really is.” Later, when a reporter asks her to “clarify,” Pelosi says yes, she is talking about the Democratic Party. “I don’t think you’ll see many candidates going out there and saying ‘I am running as a prolife candidate.’”
[That’s when she told reporters, “But let’s not spend too much time on this,” switching to her five children in six years response and how could anybody say anything to her about abortion with that track record.]
Third, immediately after she said the abortion issue was fading among Democrats, Pelosi remarked, “It’s not fading in the hearts and minds of the people who are that way.” (“That way”?)
Warming to the topic, Pelosi then riffs about what did in Democrats/Hillary Clinton in 2016.
That’s why, you know what? That’s why Donald Trump is president of the United States — the evangelicals and the Catholics, anti-marriage equality [slaps her hand on the table], anti-choice [slaps her hand on the table again]. That’s how he got to be president.