tammy duckworth

tammy duckworth

Jon Stewart calls Nancy Pelosi “politically craven” and says she “should go”

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On Tuesday's Daily Show, host Jon Stewart had some pretty tough words for newly reelected House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi opposed allowing Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL), whose pregnancy is too far along for her to travel to DC to vote in House leadership elections, to cast a proxy vote instead. Pelosi argued that letting Duckworth vote by proxy would set a bad precedent and allow other members to skip out on votes. Stewart mocked her inflexibility as ridiculous, compared it to the idea that female members of Congress shouldn't get their own bathrooms, and recounted media reports that Duckworth's absence benefited Pelosi's preferred candidate for a certain post. He concluded: "That's how the precedent was set that a woman leader could be every bit as politically craven as her male counterparts. Let me say this: You go, girl. Seriously — you should go." But Stewart's recounting of the incident leaves out some of what took place. A motion to allow Duckworth to vote by proxy was actually proposed at a meeting of House Democrats last week. For New episode every day! please visit: https://www.youtube.com/StewartDailymotion https://www.dailymotion.com/stewaaart https://www.facebook.com/STEWAAART https://www.twitter.com/STEWAAARTT