Do Pelosi and Hoyer Think We’re Stupid?

Looks like they are open to making a deal:

House Democratic leaders are offering the National Rifle Association (NRA) a separate vote on legislation that would weaken the District of Columbia’s gun laws, trying to wriggle out of a conundrum created by their centrist members.

An amendment supported by the powerful gun-rights lobbying organization is holding up a bill that would give the District of Columbia a voting member of Congress. That legislation is a priority for Democratic leaders. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the chief advocate among leadership for D.C. Voting Rights Act, confirmed Tuesday that a standalone bill on the gun provisions has been discussed.

“Is that an option? Yes, it is, and if that frankly got us there, I’d be for that option,” Hoyer told reporters Tuesday. “I’m for the option that gets us there.”

Hoyer knows as well as I do that a separate bill is highly likely to be vetoed by President Obama, and would start the whole debate over again.  If the Democratic leadership is OK with the idea of NRA running a bill, why not just pass this one?  They wouldn’t make this offer if they didn’t already know DC Second Amendment rights has no future as a separate bill.

Keep the pressure on.

4 thoughts on “Do Pelosi and Hoyer Think We’re Stupid?”

  1. [Do Pelosi and Hoyer Think We’re Stupid?]

    Short answer: yes.

    Of course, it’s not just “us” they think stupid, it’s anyone other than themselves.

  2. Giving DC a vote in congress is unconstitutional on it’s face. DC isn’t a state.This is just a grab to put one more Democrat in congress. If DC were heavily Conservative/Republican we wouldn’t be hearing about this.

  3. I agree Jim, but the Democrats are determined to pass it, and it will likely be tossed out. Might as well stick some gun rights language on it that won’t get tossed out.

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