Pelosi Revenge: Brindisi Doesn’t Get Key Committee Appointment
Congressman Anthony Brindisi's fears he'd face retribution for not supporting Nancy Pelosi as House speaker apparently were well-founded.
The new 22nd District representative this week lost out on a seat on the Armed Services committee. According to Politico, New York Democrats were upset by Pelosi's decision not to appoint Brindisi to the committee.
During his campaign against Republican Claudia Tenney, Brindisi repeatedly vowed he would not vote for Pelosi for the leadership post. After the election, he told Pelosi he wasn't going to change his position.
Brindisi cast his vote for former vice president Joe Biden as members of the House selected a speaker two weeks ago.
During a November interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Brindisi acknowledged he was concerned about the consequences of not backing Pelosi.
Brindisi also said then that ""if there are consequences where I feel that I am being punished or the area I represent is being punished, I will be very vocal in my outcry over that."
Brindisi's office released this statement Wednesday afternoon:
Armed Services was just one of the committees that Congressman Brindisi expressed interest in. The Congressman looks forward to receiving his committee assignments and bringing the priorities of New York’s 22nd district to those committees.
This story was updated to include a response from the congressman's Washington office.
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