#1 Dems Deny Duckworth a Proxy Vote in Democratic Leader Elections by Cincinnatus 14.11.2014 02:01


The Democrat War on Women, the War on Pregnant Women, the War on Veterans, the War on Disabled Veterans. And it's all over some cheap political advantage.

"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.

"Congresswoman DeLauro does not want to set a precedent. There are many meritorious situations where the argument could be made for a waiver, including Congresswoman Duckworth's. The question is, how do you choose?" said DeLauro spokeswoman Sara Leonardo.

Proxy voting is not allowed in the Democratic Caucus, according to its rules.

But other Democratic aides, speaking on the condition they not be identified, said they believe the decision to block Duckworth, 46, from doing so is related more to the tight intra-party race for the party's top seat next session on the Energy and Commerce Committee. The seat is being vacated by retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.

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 actually has some appealing qualities, but apparently not among them is brains. After this kind of treatment she should switch parties.

#2 RE: Dems Deny Duckworth a Proxy Vote in Democratic Leader Elections by ThirstyMan 14.11.2014 02:30


46 and preggers? wow!

#3 RE: Dems Deny Duckworth a Proxy Vote in Democratic Leader Elections by Frank Cannon 14.11.2014 03:18


She is a mindless prop for the Rats that has outlived her usefulness.

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