Top Dem Says Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Are ‘Absolutely’ Welcome In The Party

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks during a bill enrollment ceremony in April 2019. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said on Wednesday that anti-abortion Democrats can “absolutely” still be included in the pro-choice party.

The Hill reported that Hoyer reaffirmed the party’s pro-choice platform while also declaring that neither he nor House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) believe Democrats should “exclude people who have a different view.”

Hoyer’s comments came the day after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) endorsed Marie Newman, the progressive primary challenger to Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL). Lipinski opposes abortion but has maintained the support of most establishment Democrats.

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  1. Actually they are not nor should they be. Just like pro choice Republicans are not welcome in their party. Are you listening Dan Lipinskl?

  2. I don’t see why not. If you can’t accept that you’re not going to agree with everyone on everything all the time, then you probably didn’t learn any of the other things you were supposed to learn in kindergarten either.

    Moreover, it’s just strategically stupid. Why would you get rid of a potential ally on M4A, gun control, poverty or other things just because you disagree on one other thing? Purity testing = failure.

  3. It’s Anti-Choice, not Anti-Abortion.

  4. Abortion is the law of the land, get over it…
    It’s not pro choice it’s forced birth call it what it is

  5. Maybe we should welcome overt racists too as long as they agree on background checks and climate change

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