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Pelosi Slammed for Allowing Recently COVID-19 Positive Rep to Vote in House Chamber for Speaker

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her Democrat House colleagues were slammed over the in-person voting for Speaker of the House in the wake of COVID-19, including allowing a Representative who recently tested positive with the coronavirus and others who cut their quarantine short.

Pelosi also came under fire for the last-minute construction of a plexiglass barrier in the House Chamber for three lawmakers that left quarantine to vote in-person.

Last month, Wisconsin Democrat Representative Gwen Moore said she tested positive for COVID-19 but expressed her eagerness to travel to Washington, D.C. because she was “medically cleared to travel and work.”

Moore states her doctor cleared her, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes quarantining is most effective seven to 14 days to reduce the risk of spreading the virus depending on whether the person has symptoms or not.

Critics commented on social media.

Earlier in 2020 during the 116th Congress, House Members were allowed to remote vote due to quarantining, if they were at risk, and for the health and safety of others.

However, House rules are not carried over from one year to the next and must be voted on with the new 117th Congress, which was sworn in on Sunday.

Pelosi was reelected and commented on social media.

This is Pelosi’s fourth time serving as Speaker which she narrowly won since all of the House Republicans voted for California House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Pelosi and her Democrat House colleagues were called out for last-minute construction of a plexiglass barrier.

Fox News reports:

“This is completely against everything we’re told throughout this entire pandemic for house operations,” Davis told reporters Sunday. “To build a structure like that in the dark of night, to only protect the votes that Speaker Pelosi needs to get elected speaker, is shameful.”

Critics also commented on social media.

In December, Democrat New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was highly critical of the Democrat party leaders, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, bluntly saying in an interview, “we need new leadership.”

However, Ocasio-Cortez and the newer Democrat House members voted for Pelosi.

Politico reports:

“We are just an extremely slim amount of votes away from risking the speakership to the Republican Party,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who in the past has been vocal about the need for transition to new leadership but voted for Pelosi on Sunday. “It’s bigger than any one of us.”

Pelosi is all about Pelosi and was more concerned about maintaining her position as House Speaker by having House Members vote in-person, regardless of the consequences of the pandemic’s impact upon their health and the health of others.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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