Pelosi Statement on Nomination of David Malpass as World Bank President


FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after President Trump nominated U.S. Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass to succeed Dr. Jim Yong Kim as President of the World Bank:

“For nearly eight decades, America’s leadership of the World Bank has been instrumental in reducing world poverty and in advancing global economic development.  

President Trump had an opportunity to nominate a forward-looking, innovative and creative leader committed to reducing poverty, combating the climate crisis, confronting income disparity and safeguarding human rights and the rights of workers, indigenous peoples and the LGBTQ community.  Yet, he squandered that opportunity.

“In nominating David Malpass to lead the World Bank, the President has regrettably chosen someone whose questionable commitment to its core values threatens to undermine the institution’s mission and America’s preeminent leadership role in advancing that mission.

“If the board elects David Malpass as president, he must commit to preserving and strengthening the Bank’s multilateral character, exceeding its current commitments to tackle the climate crisis, ensuring robust transparency and accountability, and protecting the social and human rights of communities directly affected by the Bank’s development lending. 

Anything less would be a failure of American leadership.”

To visit Nancy Pelosi’s site, click here.


House Republicans Lose Subpoena Threat on Rosenstein

The House Judiciary Committee controlled by the Democrats rejected an amendment to issue a subpoena for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“If you’re going to go through with this, add Mr. Rosenstein’s name so we can ask him some important questions that the American people need to know,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, argued during a markup of the resolution.

If you remember, Rep. Jim Jordan had filed Articles of Impeachment against Rod Rosenstein, his way of disrupting the Robert Mueller investigation since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself, leaving Rosenstein in charge.

You can guarantee that Republicans will get a dose of political karma considering the acts they took to block the Mueller investigation.

The amendment was proposed by Rep. Andy Biggs from Arizona.

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