Cisneros Calls on Democratic Leaders to End Support for Cuellar Over Anti-Abortion Stance

Source: Common Dreams

“Progressive congressional candidate Jessica Cisneros urged the House Democratic leadership on Wednesday to withdraw its support for incumbent Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar over his continued opposition to abortion rights as the U.S. Supreme Court’s right-wing majority appears set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Cisneros, who forced a May 24 runoff with Cuellar in the Democratic primary for Texas'[s] 28th Congressional District earlier this year, said in a statement that the nine-term incumbent ‘is the last anti-choice Democrat in the House’. In September, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Texas'[s] abortion ban to take effect, Cuellar was the only House Democrat to vote against passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that would codify the right to abortion care into federal law.” (05/04/22)