‘I’m from Chicago,” says Congressman Dan Lipinski. “When you’re from Chicago, you’re going to be a Democrat.”
And when you’re a Democrat in the House of Representatives, from Chicago or elsewhere, you’re likely to be a few other things, such as a supporter of unions, gun control, and the impeachment of President Trump. This pretty much describes Lipinski’s voting record, too. So far, so predictable.
Another safe bet is that you’re going to favor abortion rights — unless you’re Lipinski, one of America’s last Democratic officeholders who are strongly pro-life. When the House convenes with its new members in 2021, however, …
This article appears as “Democrat for Life” in the November 30, 2020, print edition of National Review.
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