April 29, 2016

NY Dem Admits She Would Vote In Lockstep With Nancy Pelosi

Last night, New York Democrat Colleen Deacon admitted she would vote in lockstep with the House Democrat leadership and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She could not name a single issue where she would stand up and vote against Pelosi’s position. Deacon’s answer proves she would not provide the independent leadership that New Yorkers expect from their representatives.

CAPITAL TONIGHT’S LIZ BENJAMIN: “You are supported by the local Democratic parties. You’re supported by Kirsten Gillibrand, by Mayor Stephanie Miner, etc. Do you think that you could be independent and break with the leadership of the Democratic conference in the House if in fact that’s required of you? I mean, are you going to be able to say to Nancy Pelosi, assuming she is still leader, ‘No, I’m going to vote with the Republicans on this one?’” DEACON: “Well, I mean, I think to be honest with you, I think a lot of what the Democratic platform is what I stand for. So I don’t know necessarily why I would want to break away from any of the issues, anything specifically. I think that’s what I would stand for. But I am an independent voice and I know, as I’ve mentioned, I would have a unique perspective in Congress. I’m somebody who’s had to rely on public services. So I bring a different perspective to Congress and that’s what I will continue to do once I’m elected to office.”