Fox News | January 27, 2022

A vulnerable House Democrat earlier this week claimed she told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that she doesn't "work" for the speaker, but her voting record says otherwise.

Fox News Digital obtained a video of Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, telling Iowa voters during a campaign stop that she told Pelosi she doesn’t "work" for her and that Iowans are her priority.

"I’ve stood right next to my own speaker as she said, ‘please don’t vote for this,’" Axne said at a Tuesday campaign event in Earlham, Iowa.

"And I said, ‘Respectfully, Madame Speaker, … this is what I do for Iowa,’" Axne continued. "‘I don’t want you standing here telling me what I don’t need to be doing, because I don’t work for you.’"

Axne’s claim, however, falls a bit flat when compared to her voting record — the Iowa Democrat has voted completely in line with Pelosi so far through the entire 117th Congress, and only broke with the speaker five times in the 116th Congress.

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"Cindy Axne knows Nancy Pelosi is toxic, it's why she has resorted to lying about her record," said Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton. "With Axne in Congress, IA-03 is represented by Pelosi. Plain and simple."


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