On January 18, while appearing on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s podcast, “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw pro-life Americans under the bus, claiming they would “sell” America down the river for the life issue.
“When you take the greed of those who want their tax cuts, that’s probably a small number [of voters], but nonetheless a number,” said Pelosi. She added, “then you take the abortion issue—and many of these people are very good people; that’s just their point of view. But they were willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.”
Pelosi’s comment implies pro-life voters are “sellouts” on the single issue, despite many people of faith holding the issue as one of high importance. She also noted that religious pro-life voters’ support for President Donald Trump “gives me great grief as a Catholic.”
Also during the podcast, Pelosi said that when Trump released a list of judges he would put on the bench when he got to the White House, it was a “dog whistle to the Evangelicals, to the Catholics, and all the rest: a woman will not have the right to choose.”
Pelosi identifies as a Catholic, however, she supports no restrictions on abortion, saying, “Today, we stand firm in our obligation to ensure that every woman has the right to make her own health decisions in consultation with her family, her physician and her faith, and without the interference of politicians or employers.”