Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has criticized President Biden for how he has handled the GOP resolutions which would overturn the District of Columbia crime bill. Pelosi has argued that Biden should have provided the Democrats with “a heads up” if he was going to do it because that particular vote had been taught for House members.
On Friday during an event at the University of Chicago, Pelosi was specifically asked whether she had agreed with Biden’s stance regarding the bill.
As she noted there were many differing opinions regarding the bill, with Senate members having a “hard vote” while the mayor of the District of Columbia also held a differing view from the one the legislators who passed it held.
Pelosi further stated that she supported statehood for the District of Columbia and that was why “I voted with the District of Columbia.” Pelosi, who rarely criticizes the President, also stated that she understood why people had voted against the law, but that the president should have warned first if he was planning on doing it.
On Thursday, Biden met with the Senate Democratic caucus where he revealed that he intends to not sign the resolution. House Democrats have claimed to not have been informed about this decision. In the House 173 House Democrats voted against the resolution.