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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at her weekly press conference Thursday she personally would support lowering the national voting age to 16.

“I myself, personally, I’m not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said when asked by The Daily Caller about her thoughts on the issue. “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school when they’re interested in all of this when they’re learning about government to be able to vote.”

“Some of the priorities in this bill are about transparency and openness and accessibility, and the rest,” she added. “That’s a subject of debate but my view is that I would welcome it, but I’ve been in that position for a long time.”

The issue of lowering the voting age came up for debate in the House as an amendment last week on the “For The People Act,” a Democratic pushed bill (H.R. 1) that would overhaul U.S. election and campaign finance laws. Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the amendment, but it failed 126-305.

Since 2013, thirteen states have proposed bills to lower the voting age. Some of the proposals are strictly for school board elections while others are for state elections.

H.R. 1, however, did pass the House through its Democratic majority, despite opposition from the ACLU.

The ACLU, pointing to the DISCLOSE section of the bill, said it would “unconstitutionally infringe the freedoms of speech and association.” That section requires the disclosure of “names and addresses of donors who gave $10,000 or more to organizations that engage in ‘campaign-related disbursements,’ which includes electioneering communications and independent expenditures.”

“I disagree with the ACLU on this. In terms of legislation, we couldn’t be prouder of H.R. 1.” Pelosi said when asked by the Caller about the ACLU’s concerns. “This is about reducing the role of big dark special interest money in politics and empowering small donors. It’s about ending voter suppression. It’s about making re-districting fairer. It’s really a source of joy and hope to so many people in the country.”

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Blkojo

    March 15, 2019 at 1:03 am

    She is fucking insane.

  2. Kay

    March 15, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Oh yeah, letting minors in the Indoctrination Centers, commonly known as Schools, vote would be perfect! For the Democrats! No Thank You!

    • Grace Joy

      March 15, 2019 at 8:19 am

      We need to stop the brainwashing, because those kids are already graduating, voting, & running for office. Nancy just wants to ensure Dems get POTUS in 2020; & it will be close with all the kids graduating; & illegals & dead people voting as it is.

  3. maxine cox

    March 15, 2019 at 1:36 am

    NANCY POLOSI IS TOTAL BRAIN DEAD. SHE LOOKING FOR MORE VOTES. THESE 16 YEAR OLD HAVE NOT EVEN LEARN HOW TO DATE OR DRIVE A CAR. VERY FEW UNDER 16 PEOPLE WILL HIRE. BECAUSE OF LABOR LAWS. AND TELL ME HOW MANY EVEN KNOW WHO THE PRESIDENT IS OR HIS NAME.. AND THESE MUSLIMS IN OUR GOVERNMENT IS HARD TO TAKE.. WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND THEY ARE WANTING TO TAKE US DOWN.. I AM 84 YEARS OLD WAS A CALIF DEMOCRAT FOR 60 YEARS LEFT IN 08 NEVER VOTE FOR HILLARY AND NEVER VOTE FOR A MUSLIM AND OBAMA IS A MUSLIM.. HIS BROTHER AND GRAND MOTHER SAID HE WAS BORN IN KENYA. BUT OUR GOVERNMENT HANDLE THAT LIKE THEY DO EVER THING ELSE. REPUBLICANS RUNNING IN 2020 NEED TO LOOK FOR A JOB BECAUSE IF THEY DID NOT STAND FOR TRUMP WE DON’T NEED THEM THERE WORTHLESS. THE TOWN I LIVE IN WAS #14 IN THE NATION FOR CRIME WE ARE ABOUT 200 MILES FROM THE BORDER WE LOOK LIKE LITTLE MEXICO. AND TRUMP IS THE ONLY PRESIDENT THAT HAS TRIED TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE BUSH LIED WEWRE IN A 18 YEAR WAR AND FOR WHAT.. CALIFORNIA GOING DOWN THE TUBE FAST. THE MAN THAT WAS ON DEATH ROW WAS A BAKERSFIELD MAN. HE KILLED HIS WIFE HER MOTHER AND HIS CHILDREN THE LAST CHILD WAS A BABY. HE WORK FOR THE SCHOOLS

  4. errollus

    March 15, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Aw c’mon. Make it 12. But I won’t tolerate 10!

    No way I’m having my 10 year old vote. But I must say I’ve urged her to leave home now while she still knows everything

  5. JUDI

    March 15, 2019 at 4:26 am

    DEMO CRAPS CAN’T WIN WITH ILLEGALS SO NOW THEY’RE AIMING FOR KIDS TOO YOUNG TO KNOW BETTER!

  6. Lisa Balla Millar

    March 15, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Those democrats are so hard up for votes. Giving 16 year olds the right to vote is like giving a 5th grader the right; although a lot of those 5th graders are smarter than these new college graduates who only have booksense, from the liberals, and no commonsense. Guess the dems are all for it as they want them to vote before they grow up and know better. The only reason they would vote is to say ‘i voted’. I bet most of them would be happier if they lowered the drinking age to 16. Don’t think many will vote as they won’t want to leave their cell phones, the parties, drugs and sexual activities to vote. They could care less about politics. How stupid can the democraps be? DUH!

  7. William

    March 15, 2019 at 6:12 am

    This would be perfect for the Demonrats. A bunch of Tide Pod eating, leftist indoctrinated school kids! More proof of a desperate, failing party.

  8. abolishliberals

    March 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Id be all for lowering the voting age to 16,as long as they can do everything else an 18 and older person can do.. hell, if 16 year olds are smart and intelligent and mature enough to vote, then they are also mature, smart and intelligent enough to buy liquor, Ciggs. or Buy a gun and Ammo. Also, we should lower the age of consent to 14 because girls mature faster than boys do. So if you want 16 year olds to have the right to vote, fine but only if they can do all of the above as well.

  9. N

    March 15, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Liberalism,LGBT,PC are mental disorders and Pelosi,Behar,Hillary,Waters,Shepard,lemon,Ocasio are just some of the poster girls in the godless deranged Satanist NAZI Commie Demoncrat party! Stop these traitors from turning the US into another shit hole!

  10. Carol

    March 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Nancy, you are as stupid a AOC. 16 year Olds do not know what the laws say. They would not understand what they were voting on. You have a 29 year old in the house that votes, YES, NO, PRESENT, YES in one bill?

  11. Mary Johnson

    March 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    A 16 year old’s brain is not fully developed and still relies on older people for the correct to go. There for if they can not think for their selves then no they should not be able to vote and that is why 18 has be the age of countability.

  12. Eric M.

    March 15, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Well, everything I was going to say will now be redundant so I’ll just leave it at this.

    “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school when they’re interested in all of this when they’re learning about government to be able to vote.”

    Yeah you idiot..it’s called Civics or Government class. Something that USED to be taught in school. Here’s a scenario – I’m 56 and at lunch break I was sitting with a group of 19-22 year olds,(one of who is from Tunisia and is working on his citizenship) and I asked them if they could name the 5 rights guaranteed to us by the 1st amendment. Every single one of them looked at me like I was from another planet. The only one who got all 5 right was, you guessed it, the kid from Tunisia! Un-fucking-believable! And the worst part is…they couldn’t care less.

    Got my fingers crossed that I won’t be around to see the collapse of this great country!

  13. Polly

    March 16, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Stupid idiot who is senile also.If they get to vote then they will serve time as adult when they commit crimes.The voting she should be 25

  14. Carol459

    March 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Scientists say our brains are not fully developed until age 30. Some people seem to be taking longer then the norm.

    “Kids wanting kids to vote”

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