In a woke statement on Thursday honoring the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prioritized “Women’s Equality Day” over the suicide bombings in Afghanistan, which took the lives of U.S. citizens, troops, women, and children.
“Americans take time to honor these heroes, whose tireless struggle moved our nation closer toward our founding promise of full equality for all,” her statement read, in part. “We also remember the many heroic women of color, too often unsung, who carried on the fight for decades more to overcome discrimination and injustice to win fair access to the ballot for every community.
“Today, and every day, let us summon the suffragists’ spirit of hope and strive to lift up the voices of women across the nation – because we know this truth: when women succeed, America succeeds,” she concluded.
She subsequently tweeted about childhood hunger, again with no reference to the bombings.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy responded by demanding that Pelosi do her job and deal with the emergency in Afghanistan. “Bring Congress back before Aug 31 so we can be briefed thoroughly by the Administration and prohibit the withdrawal of our troops until every American is safely out,” he tweeted.