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Pelosi: Democratic candidates should not be forced to toe party line on abortion


Pelosi: Democratic candidates should not be forced to toe party line on abortion
Washington Examiner

The Democratic Party should not impose support for abortion rights as a litmus test on its candidates, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, because it needs a broad and inclusive agenda to win back the socially conservative voters who helped elect President Trump. âThis is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party,â Pelosi said in an interview with Washington Post reporters. âI grew up Nancy DâAlesandro, in Baltimore, Maryland; in Little Italy; in a very devout Catholic family; fiercely patriotic; proud of our town and heritage, and staunchly Democratic,â she added, referring to the fact that she is the daughter and sister of former mayors of that city. âMost of those people â my family, extended family â are not pro-choice. You think Iâm kicking them out of the Democratic Party?â Those comments from one of the Democratsâ most powerful and high-profile women come at a moment of opportunity and struggle within the party.

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