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Scalise: 'Opposition to Nancy Pelosi' Drove Dems to Polls

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By    |   Friday, 16 November 2018 02:48 PM

Democrats won the House in the midterm elections because of the candidates who vowed to oppose Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to the Republican House majority whip.

“I think you’re seeing a growing opposition to Nancy Pelosi within her own Democrat ranks,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning.
“You saw it during the campaign. There were a lot of people who flipped seats from Republican to Democrat, that ran not saying that they wanted to resist the president and to impeach the president. They ran practically saying they’re pro-life and pro-gun and against Nancy Pelosi.”

According to ThinkProgress, Scalise’s claim about pro-life and pro-gun Democrats doesn’t hold water. The National Rifle Association did not support a single Democrat in the midterm elections.

The Democrats for Life of America, an anti-abortion group, endorsed only two non-incumbents, both of whom lost, while NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed dozens of candidates, including almost all of the ones that flipped Republican districts.


Scalise, who will become House minority whip in his sixth term, added that “there are going to be some important votes that come up to tell whether or not they’re going to keep their word. And a lot of people are going to be watching.”

When co-host Brian Kilmeade asked about whether the GOP will support Pelosi, Scalise replied that he hopes that no Republicans “get in the way of the internal deliberations that are very important for them to have.”

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