House Democrats disenfranchise pregnant Iraq war veteran congresswoman #WarOnWomen

If Democrats didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

Every vote counts! Unless it’s a vote Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting a baby in December, is being denied a request to vote by proxy in the House Democratic Caucus leadership and committee member elections next week—even though her doctor advises she can’t travel to Washington in the late stages of her pregnancy.

The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, made the request in a letter to fellow Democrats. Her letter was read during a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting on Thursday. But objections were raised, and the request was denied, with opponents including Democratic Steering and Police Committee cochair Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Why did Pelosi object to Congresswoman Duckworth’s perfectly reasonable request?

None of the caucus’s top leaders, including Pelosi, are being directly challenged in their bids to reclaim their posts. But both Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, who is backed by Pelosi for the Energy Committee ranking member’s seat, and Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, who is backed by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, are battling to convince a majority of House Democrats to vote for them.

Duckworth is among those who have thrown her support behind Pallone—against Pelosi’s choice of Eshoo.

Sorry Congresswoman. Your vote isn’t important, because you aren’t voting the way the leadership wants.

The only thing they care about is power. If you’re in their way, they don’t care about you.

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