Boston, Mass., Mar 25, 2022 / 06:30 am
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke about being a “devout” Catholic in an on-stage discussion on Tuesday, while defending her staunch support of legalized abortion and arguing that the Supreme Court should not overturn Roe v. Wade — positions that place her sharply at odds with Church teaching.
“This [topic] really gets me burned up in case you didn't notice, because again I'm very Catholic, devout, practicing, all of that. They would like to throw me out. But I'm not going because I don't want to make their day,” the California Democrat said.
Pelosi made her comments at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, while being interviewed by Mark Updegrove, CEO and president of the LBJ Foundation. The topic was “the state of democracy at home and abroad, as well as [the] House Democrats’ legislative agenda,” according to Pelosi’s YouTube channel.
The LBJ Presidential Library maintains records and archives of President Johnson’s political career, while promoting his legacy. The library is supported by the foundation.