Pelosi says leadership will not support Rangel’s draft measure

Via the CNN Political Ticker:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Monday Rep. Charlie Rangel’s, D-New York, call for a reinstatement of the draft is something he has long championed to promote shared sacrifice. But Pelosi, having just concluded a meeting with incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, to discuss the Democratic agenda, said the leadership will not support the measure.

She was quick to note that it wasn’t really about a draft, even as Rangel tried to falsely portray it as such this past weekend (emphasis added):

It’s not about a draft it’s about shared sacrifice in our country,” Pelosi told reporters in her Capitol Hill office. “Mr. Rangel will be very busy with his work on the Ways and Means Committee which jurisdiction is quite different, but he is a strong voice for social justice in our country. And that’s a way to make a point that this war has not involved or made any shared sacrifice.”

Translation: Too many poor black uneducated men and other minorities are serving and not enough rich white educated men are signing up (which is contrary to the facts, but when has that ever stopped Rangel?), and really had nothing to do with Rangel’s latest reason for introducing it, which was supposedly because we needed more troops enlisted for potential upcoming conflicts with Iran and North Korea.

Hat tip: Allah

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