Pelosi: We’re Returning ‘To A Time When Being A Woman’ Is A Pre-Existing Condition

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During an interview on MSNBC on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed that the country might be returning to a time when “being a woman is a pre-existing medical condition” because of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

“The president is trying to, as usual, deflect attention from the fact as we have all spoken out very clearly,” Pelosi said. “The reason the president is in a hurry to make this appointment and have this justice in place, no matter who it would be, no matter who it would be, is because on November 10th the oral arguments start on the Affordable Care Act, which he has committed to overturn, that’s why he’s in court, to overturn your pre-existing condition benefit.”

“And so, this is … some people make the ‘oh, well Garland.’ No, Garland, Scalia died in February,” Pelosi continued. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, when she died 10 states were already voting in our country. So, okay, we don’t want to get involved in the process, but understand why they were so disrespectful, it’s their attitude, but also your pre-existing condition.”

“If your child is on your policy, forget about it. If you are a woman, return to a time when being a woman is a pre-existing medical condition,” Pelosi said. “I can, as a mother of five, I can speak with some authority on that subject. If your family is availing itself of long-term care by way of Medicare, forget Medicaid, forget about it. This is kitchen table concerns, whether its health or financial health, they’re out to get you and that’s why they’re in such a hurry, even as people were voting when Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to her reward.”