Some say that Nancy Pelosi is a career politician. I submit she is a part-time politician, and a career hypocrite. Her latest foray into that realm was on the subject of gerrymandering.
She claims she is against it but that appears to be only when Republicans do it as she contributed $300,000 to the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, run by Eric Holder. The group lobbies for gerrymandering in order to take seats from Republicans.
Pelosi spoke about gerrymandering when she said when the Supreme Court upheld the practice:
“This ruling greenlights the unjust and deeply dangerous practice of gerrymandering, which robs Americans of their right to have an equal voice in their government,” suggesting that with the ruling, “traditionally underserved communities, especially communities of color, risk losing the representation and resources they rightfully deserve.”
She also claimed that gerrymandering “compromises the integrity of our democracy.” Yet, she transferred payments of $100,000 and $200,000 from her PAC to the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
It’s a classic “do as I say and not as I do” situation. This will play out this year as New York will lose one or two seats while other states like Texas could add one or two.
Gerrymandering has been a long-accepted practice until it began favoring red states.
From The Blaze
The fact is, both parties gerrymander to gain a competitive advantage, though Republicans have done it more effectively of late. And especially since 2010, when Republicans swept the country in a Tea Party wave, winning a large swath of state legislative seats and governor races across the country.
In addition to contributions from Pelosi’s PAC, the group has also received a large contribution from George Soros’s Democracy PAC.
According to the New York Times, Holder’s group was born out of a quiet huddle held at the White House in 2017, just days before former President Obama exited office, during which Obama discussed future redistricting plans with a small cohort of Democratic Party leaders.
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Present with Obama at the meeting was Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe — and Pelosi.