Daily Chronicle: Speaker Mitzi Johnson to Dem activists: ‘I’m the Nancy Pelosi of Vermont’

By Guy Page

Speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser at Shelburne Vineyard Nov. 4, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-Grand Isle, said “I’m the Nancy Pelosi of Vermont,” listed climate change and reproductive rights as 2020 legislative action items, and asked donors to help Democratic challengers defeat Republican incumbents, the Shelburne News reported.

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Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero

Correspondent Lisa Scagliotti wrote: “Tuesday’s fundraiser was to support Democratic House candidates, Johnson said, in those Vermont districts currently held by Republicans. ‘We picked up 12 seats last time,’” the speaker said. ‘We’ve got a few more to go.’”

Up for grabs in 2020 is the Democratic/Progressive majority’s ability to confidently override any veto by a Republican governor. At present the House has 43 Republicans, which — with a few ‘blue dog’ Democrats — can often muster enough votes to sustain a governor’s veto.

The story continued:

In her remarks, Speaker Johnson pointed to issues she hopes will dominate the 2020 legislative session, such as passing paid family leave and increasing the minimum wage; measures to address climate change, clean water and women’s reproductive rights also top her list.

And in a nod to the informal setting with attendees milling around the vineyard’s bar sipping wine and noshing on appetizers, Johnson shared some personal observations of her role.

‘As a side note, can I just say how incredibly excited I am to share my title of “Madam Speaker” with Nancy Pelosi?’ she told the crowd, referring to the speaker of the U.S. House and Democratic Congresswoman from California.

Johnson got the biggest laugh of the evening when she shared an anecdote of attending an out-of-state leadership conference where she needed to explain her job. She said she summed it up with: ‘I’m the Nancy Pelosi of Vermont.’

Pro-life activists in Vermont are unsure which “reproductive rights” legislation may be taken up this year. The proposed constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion as a civil right will go to voters in a statewide referendum November, 2020. Legislative action may be needed to continue the estimated $750,000 to Planned Parenthood, to replace federal funding withdrawn this year by the Trump administration.

Like Pelosi, Johnson is a Democrat Speaker in a House of Representatives controlled by Democrats but increasingly influenced by Progressives, Also like Pelosi, she sometimes seeks (not always successfully) to moderate the body’s more Progressive impulses. This year she earned praise from House members of all parties for standing up to Senate leadership and adjourning without their notification or approval. She also was more cautious on ‘tax and regulate’ marijuana legislation than some other House leaders. She is rumored to be interested in statewide office (although probably not in 2020), including possibly Treasurer or Governor. Elected from a two-seat district, GOP insiders believe she will again face a challenge from two Republicans.

Read more of Guy Page’s reports at the Vermont Daily Chronicle.

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15 thoughts on “Daily Chronicle: Speaker Mitzi Johnson to Dem activists: ‘I’m the Nancy Pelosi of Vermont’

  1. There is a play book that the purpose is to create hate and division. To keep American Loving Demarcates and Conservative Republicans from coming together. You say Neil, why? you’re crazy. The intended consequence of this plan is to keep status quo, build on status quo. Who wins, rinos, socialists and communists, the intended beneficiary.

    Vermont Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of House, Control of Senate, States Attorney.

    They want us fighting. Here is a quote today from the Washington impeachment inquiry about soviet intentions and plans.

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    Hill testifies that the Russian interest is “to delegitimize our entire presidency.”

    She says: “The goal of the Russians was really to put whoever became the president…under a cloud.
    So if secretary, former first lady, former senator Clinton had been elected as president as many expected…she too would have had major questions about her legitimacy.”

    “What we’re seeing here is this is exactly what the Russian government was hoping for. If they see misinformation, they see doubt, everyone questioning the legitimacy of the president… that they would pit one side of the electorate against the other, pit one party against the other.”

    Vermonters, conservative republicans and American loving democrats need to come together in their love of country and fellow man. These socialist changes are killing us, needless suffering. Coming together is Kryptonite for their plans. Loving your neighbor is the atomic bomb for socialism.

    It’s ok to love America, no matter what Bernie says.

    • “Hill testifies that the Russian interest is “to delegitimize our entire presidency.” She says: “The goal of the Russians was really to put whoever became the president…under a cloud. So if secretary, former first lady, former senator Clinton had been elected as president as many expected…she too would have had major questions about her legitimacy.” “What we’re seeing here is this is exactly what the Russian government was hoping for. If they see misinformation, they see doubt, everyone questioning the legitimacy of the president… that they would pit one side of the electorate against the other, pit one party against the other.”

      See if the quote sticks this time.

  2. What a slap in the face to Vermont voters. Just another transplant to Vermont that hasn’t held a real job (i.e. Bernie Sanders, et al) yet feels she has the right (audacity) to dictate to Vermonters, who have to work to earn a living and can’t spend time in Montpelier four plus months every year playing legislator. Ms Johnson feels she has been (self) mandated to save ignorant Vermonters’ from themselves.

    Too even want to lower herself to “compare” as the Nancy Pelosi of Vermont is frighting. Pelosi is incompetent, senile, ineffective and nothing but an obstructionist. She is Speaker in name only as the far left is now running the socialist Dem/Prog party. Other than in NY, Chicago and the left coast they don’t represent the working people of America, and subsequently neither does Johnson here in Vermont. Be reminded that Chittenden County and it’s rabid socialist make-up overpowers the rest of the state. Nationally (presidential elections) we are lucky to have the Electoral College to help even the playing field; thank god!

    It may take a few cycles but Vermont’s D/P legislators are going to be a period event in Vermont History. When they come out next year with oppressive “climate change” initiatives that will cost Vermonters dearly, more unjustified but politically motivated anti gun laws and so on, will ultimately be their demise. When you start separating money from hard working people for “political control” initiatives, continually try to change the Vermont “way of life”, it will finally sound the death knell. The sooner the better!

  3. There are many truthful articles about Pelosi’s CA district, San Francisco. Her home (castle) has walls to be isolated. SF has a major problem with the homeless, drug needles all around (have to watch where you step), feces and urine, criminals & Mexicans (safe city), high crime rate, forest fires, earthquakes, mud slides expensive real estate and etc etc.

    Why does Ms Johnson think this is something to emulate and desire for VT? I think there’s a big mental disconnect with reality. Under her leadership VT has fallen from grace in most all departments of normalcy.

    Yup, one of VT finest, desiring to similarly destroy VT. VT the CA of the east. She should move to CA and be at home with Pelosi.

  4. She suffers from early dementia
    No one in her/his right mind would say anything that stupid.
    People actually vote for such idiot folks.

  5. In a Vermont Digger, my comments we of course “moderated”.

    It’s plain to see, they don’t want to work with anyone else in Montpelier. The New World Order wannabes lead by Mitzi in fact want a Democracy, this type of rule is exactly why our founding fathers formed a constitutional republic, a government of laws that protected the smallest minority, the individual against oppression and tyranny of the majority.

    There are no longer any Democrats in Montpelier, we have literally been invaded, we’ve had these New World Order wannabe’s imported from other parts of the country to make up our government under the guise of “progessives”, which is really code for socialists and communists.

    All these “organizers” moving in from the south side of Chicago, Carolinas, starting up all the little “grass roots” none profits and organizations, funded of course by out of state money. Rights and Democracy is a perfect example, founded in 2105, they had protesters in our valley when Ivanka was attending a friends wedding. Everyone in town was like, who are these people? Well one of the lead organizers in this group when founded was directly from the south side of Chicago.

    If a democrat sticks his or her head out and doesn’t follow along with the tribe, they are quickly replaced, primaryed, ostracized, defunded, etc. They are told how the are supposed to vote, by lobbyists and outside forces incase they skip the memo or the vote posted in the hall way. You can not think for yourself in this group.

    They could care less about the poor, women, the environment, education, their actions belie their words. They are in it for power and money. People are making massive money of keeping generations of Vermonters poor. They are creating the poverty trap, to which people can’t break free from.

    They only want your tax money, to which they will prosper from. The adoption of these big city, socialist policies have hurt many cities and they are hurting Vermonters. It matters not the color of your skin, their polices will ruin any person, family, town, state or country, all you have to do is adopt the failed polices and misery too can be yours.

    Vermont needs to shed these socialist chains. Conservatives have no issue working with American Loving Democrats, the NOW Prssc crowd is a different story.

    (NOW Prssc = New World Order, Progressives, rinos, socialists, sjw, communists)

    All we n

  6. Doesn’t it figure, riding on the coattails of another for liberal recognition. VT doesn’t need two Pelosi’s. Is Johnson seeking to run against P. Welch and join Pelosi? If elected, she’ll be out of VT-that’s a positive, but a negative for the State, if that’s possible. P. Welch is from MA, Johnson is from NY (Born: November 18, 1970 (age 49 years), Clifton Park, NY).

    Flatlanders controlling VT. Never ending scenario.

    • We’ve become the farm team the training ground for socialists and communists under the banner of “progressive”. They all go back to United Nations control, Agenda 21, signed by Bush in the 1990…..that “new world order” he was talking about is alive and well in Vermont. It would be interesting to see the expression of all the bush haters, finding out they are working his plan…..too funny.

  7. Wow, if that’s her standards for her political makings……………. Vermont’s really in trouble !!

    It bad enough we have the Three Stooges in DC, well we have two for sure, the other one is
    more interested in his political dreams of being the POTUS under his new DemocRAT label.

    So food for thought, we have a house full of Progressive DemocRATs being lead by our very
    own Mitzi Pelosi………….

    Wake up people, before it’s too late.

    • Boy she has a very low opinion of herself.
      NANCY’s going to have a stroke as she’s lost her mind too. Ready for a nursing home.

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