The Club for Growth has released a six-month analysis of the voting records of newly elected Democrat members of the House of Representatives in districts that were previously held by Republicans. The Washington Post’s David Weigel had an exclusive report on the announcement.
Last November, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats wrestled the House Majority away from Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy by flipping 43 House seats from Republican hands. The ascendant House Democrat Majority brought forth a new era of progressive liberalism with the new members that became Pelosi’s Democrat Majority Makers.
What has happened with Pelosi’s Democrat Majority Makers in the Roll Call Votes of the first six months of the 116th Congress?
Pelosi’s Democrat Majority Makers have voted with Pelosi, on average, 95.99 percent of the time. Moreover, 22 of the Majority Makers have voted with Pelosi 100 percent of the time. All Majority Makers voted with Pelosi at least 80 percent of the time. All but 11 of the Majority Makers voted for Pelosi for Speaker. Additionally, the Majority Makers have voted with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 91.72 percent of the time.
While many candidates said they would vote against Pelosi for Speaker, once they got to Washington, they shunned any perceived independence and fell into line, voting with her on every issue of substance.
Club for Growth President David McIntosh said, “Despite claiming moderation and independence on the campaign trail to get elected, it turns out that the House Democrats who beat Republicans in 2018 blindly and overwhelmingly support Speaker Pelosi and her progressive agenda and even the more radical agenda being pushed by her socialist colleagues like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”
Read the Club for Growth analysis of Pelosi’s Democrat Majority Makers.