Jon Stewart really went after Nancy Pelosi tonight for refusing to let a pregnant Tammy Duckworth vote by proxy because it’s against House rules. And what really stuck with Stewart about this was that Pelosi did this despite being this supposedly this big champion of women in Congress and across the country.
Pelosi argued that allowing a proxy vote in Duckworth’s case is not a road they should go down, and didn’t understand the fuss over this. Stewart explained, “You’re suppressing the vote of a minority pregnant woman who’s a war veteran… Why would you do this?!”
Stewart pointed out that Pelosi has been totally fine with setting new precedents before, and now she’s set a new one: showing “a woman leader can be as every bit as politically craven as her counterparts.”