Kellyanne Conway Slams Pelosi, House Dems for Not Letting Her Speak at the Capitol on Opioid Crisis

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Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway called out Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her fellow House Democrats for refusing to allow her to speak about the opioid crisis from the Capitol.

Conway has been championing the White House efforts to curb the opioid epidemic in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 70,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2017, an average of 130 overdose deaths per day.

In October, Conway was able to help lead through bipartisan legislation regarding the opioid epidemic. The legislation made it more difficult to mail drugs while also making addiction treatment facilities more widespread in the United States.

This legislation sailed through Congress with support from both sides, but that was before Speaker Pelosi took over the gavel in January.

Since then, Conway has been tracking their efforts on combatting the opioid epidemic to update Congress, but she claims Pelosi has been using her position to block White House officials from renting rooms in the Capitol. This has prevented Conway from meeting with bipartisan leaders to usher through the next steps against opioids.

During an interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, Conway explained the situation.

Watch Conway’s interview:

“I work on opioid and drug crisis in the White House, as you know. We had every single Democrat vote on the legislation last year. That was wonderful. This week, my office is trying to get me up on Capitol Hill for our annual briefing of the Senators and the House members. We can’t get a room in the House. Every time we reserve a room, now Democrats who are in charge of it get rid of it. I want the taxpayers to know we at the White House can’t get a room. No room at the inn in Nancy Pelosi’s Congress to do a briefing on a progress report on a piece of legislation that passed with every Democratic vote.”

Conway questioned the motives of Democrats refusing her team access and urged voters to speak to their representative about the issue.

“Do they want to keep this issue alive in 2020, and get more Americans into treatment and get them off of drugs?” asked Conway, adding, “Go ask your member of Congress.”

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Jill
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The democratic cartel has one goal, to be a dictatorship.

Janice Sonntag
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Jill don’t you mean Trump want to be a dictator, He praise other dictators, I guess he want to be one. He commenting that he want to be president for life, because China has made their leader for life, he like that. I have a friend who see it differently, so we go around sometimes.

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The left side of the photo shows someone having a hard time while the right side shows someone being content with life in general…while being married to a democrat

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Are we aloud to join the discussion as guest?

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Good oooooolllllllddddd Nancy! Juggling the far left is getting to be too hard to control with Soros feeding them the money! The good old days seem to be disappearing as she is facing the mirror of reality!!

Otis
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We can’t solve the opioid crisis as long as most Congresspersons seem to be indulging.

richard
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Nancy is turning into nothing more that a disgusting old broad that cannot with the argument she is trying to. Too bad Nancy. You’ll are acting like politicians and Pres Trump is acting like a successful businessman who knows who to make a deal. He is at least 10 steps ahead of you, Nadler and Schiff. Too bad for you light weights. You want to do things like a politician, and you don’t know how to deal with someone who is goal oriented like the Pres is. You Nadler and Schiff are ZEROs and he knows it and you know… Read more »

Charles
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More of the Democrats denying people their right to free speech. Universities won’t allow conservatives to speak at their campuses, Todd refuses to let anyone on Face the Nation that doesn’t subscribe to the ‘man made’ climate change hoax. The Democrats conspire to prevent anyone from the administration speak out on the opioid crisis. The Democrats are all about prohibiting the rights of anyone that doesn’t agree with them. It’s exactly what the British did before the Revolution and why the Bill of Rights was created. Democrats want English rule back and have suggested that we follow English law and… Read more »

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Suzanne Gillis

As a resident of Luzerne County Pennsylvania, I can say that the opiod crisis in The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton /Hazelton area of Northeastern Pennsylvania is probably one of the worst areas in the entire United States of America. I will be calling Congressman Matt Cartwright’s office to make sure he is pushing for bipartisan solutions for this epidemic.

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