Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called on Democrats to put the abortion issue as their most important in their 2024 campaigns, claiming without evidencethat Republicans will face major losses across the country on this issue.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki” on Sunday, Pelosi focused on abortion and marked the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Nancy Pelosi says there will be "a price to pay" for those who support pro-life policies:
"I don't say that as a threat, I say it as a prediction." pic.twitter.com/eOet4bMAGw
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She stated that abortion remains a winning issue for Democrats and credited it with preventing disaster for the party in the 2022 midterm elections.
In reference to the 2022 elections, Pelosi said, “Everybody said we’re going to lose 30, 40 seats. Last time we lost five, and everybody says you had the wrong message. They were saying to me, you’re going to owe an apology to the members because Dobbs is in the rearview mirror. But it wasn’t. It was up front, and it is right up in front of women in our country.”
Nancy Pelosi tells Jen Psaki: "I had one justice tell me he thought the other justices were people of integrity, like a Clarence Thomas. I'm like, 'Get out of here.'" pic.twitter.com/mGeAsITcQM
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Pelosi’s interview took place over the same weekend when former President Donald Trump proclaimed himself the “most pro-life president” in U.S. history.
TRUMP: “As your president, I will continue to stand proudly for pro-life policies, just as I did for four strong years. I will continue to fight against the demented late-term abortionists in the Democrat Party.” pic.twitter.com/LdLzAUMZIf
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Pelosi emphasized that the Supreme Court’s decisions to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey must be reversed “one way or another.”
“Our country has always been about expanding freedom. Until now, this court, ignoring its own precedent and the right of privacy in the Constitution,” Pelosi stated. “So we have to reverse that. And Congress has the right to do that one way or another.”
While Pelosi stopped short of endorsing court-packing, an idea that some Democrats have supported since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation solidified a 6-3 conservative majority on the court, she did mention the need for term limits.
“The president formed a commission. They did not recommend expansion of the court. That shouldn’t be the end of it, but there certainly should be term limits,” Pelosi continued.