During Hillary Clinton’s podcast, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke out against Christians by accusing them of selling out democracy because they oppose abortion.
“Now, there’s one other element that I have been talking about for a long time that gives me great grief as a Catholic. I think that Donald Trump is president because of the issue of a woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi said. “When he signed that paper saying, ‘These are the judges that I will appoint,’ that was the dog whistle to the Evangelicals, to the Catholics and all the rest. A woman will not have the right to choose. And when you see the polls about impeachment now, 80 percent think what happened was wrong; 70-some percent said he’s responsible, but 40-some percent don’t think he should be impeached. Well, why? One issue: abortion.”
“And that is enough,” Pelosi continued. “When you take the greed of those who want their tax cut, that’s probably a small number, but a number, and then you take the abortion issue — and many of these people are excellent people; that’s their point of view. But they were willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.”
Clinton then took that opportunity to accuse pro-life politicians of abusing Catholics and the religion to “obtain and use power” to get Americans to condemn abortion.
“And, you know, one of the terrible ironies of their position is that starting in the 90s under Democratic presidents, the abortion rate went way down. And with proper contraception and education and a stigma-free conversation, the numbers can continue to go way down,” Clinton said. “So, what’s really incredibly sad is how those who, in my opinion and experience, do not view this issue as a priority, have used the legitimate questions, concerns, and, yes, understanding of faith, to obtain and use power.”
In the same podcast, the two women discussed the US Capitol riots on January 6.
Pelosi said that she and other Congress members could not “move on” from the events because they were completely “traumatized.”
“I think everyone listening knows what happened on January 6, when the United States Capitol was attacked by a group of seditionist, insurrectionist traitors,” Clinton said as the segment began.
“I’m sad. I’m unfortunate because here it is, the Capitol, this symbol of democracy to the world, being overrun by people who are being incited by a person who is not speaking the truth,” Pelosi added.
“Everybody said, ‘Well, we’ve got to move on.’ No, we can’t move on,” Pelosi continued. “We can’t move on. We will move on, but we have to take stock of what this is.”
“It wasn’t about me because I had security; it was about my members. They were traumatized by it,” Pelosi said. “ Some were on the floor; some were in the Gallery watching. Because of COVID, we had to have our distancing, and those up there had to go under their seats for a long time. And then they had to do a belly crawl across the Gallery so that they could have a safe egress from the Chamber because if they had gone out the door, they were nearest to, the protestors were there. They were there, and they were out to harm people.”
“And just the image of these members elected to represent Americans crawling on their bellies to escape the House Chamber is just beyond outraging,” Clinton replied.