Is U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette ashamed of her support for Democratic women in power? Is Jared Polis also ashamed that he backed of the same Democratic lady who leads their party?
Why else are they refusing to let their own constituents know who they voted for to lead House Democrats?
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter proudly proclaimed his opposition to Nancy Pelosi in the House leader elections last week.
Footnote for history: Pelosi won and now Perlmutter’s choice will likely have him in the Democratic dog house for a while, even though the Denver Post came to his aid and praised his bravery while denouncing Pelosi as a “tarnished standard bearer.”
The Post noted they could not account for DeGette and Polis’s vote, and it doesn’t appear to be from a lack of trying on the part of their reporter, Mark Matthews.
— Mark K Matthews (@mkmatthews) November 30, 2016
— Walter Kappler (@wtkappler) November 30, 2016
— Mark K Matthews (@mkmatthews) December 1, 2016
Part of the mystery has been solved with the announcement by Pelosi that she has chosen Polis to be vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Steering and Policy Committee while also continuing to serve as parliamentarian.
One doesn’t get choice party assignments by opposing the queen.
Once the new congressional session begins next month and committee assignments are determined, we expect we will also be able to decipher who DeGette supported.
We’re guessing she won’t get the same round of applause from the Denver Post that Perlmutter received for bucking the party establishment that failed so miserably in this election.