GOP Leader McCarthy during debate on a bill to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 29, 2021
“All of the statues being removed by this bill are statues of Democrats… Maybe it’s time the Democrats change the name of their party.” pic.twitter.com/0RA6ubLuYT
UPDATE: U.S. House votes 285-120 to remove Confederate statues from public display in the Capitol as well as the bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision; 67 Republicans joined Democrats to advance the bill. https://t.co/7hZrKG3OUK— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 30, 2021
What do you think?
Can the GOP be trusted to defend American heritage? Their most recent actions on this front are voting to pass the 2021 NDAA which renames military bases, voting to pass this bill which removes Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol and to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Kevin McCarthy backed Juneteenth even though only 7% of Republican voters supported his position.
“WASHINGTON – The House passed a bill Tuesday that would remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as well as a bust of the former Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that denied enslaved people the right to be citizens.
“This sacred space, this temple of democracy has been defiled for too long. We ought not to forget history. We must learn from history. But we ought not to honor that which defiles the principles for which we … stand,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said on the House floor before the vote. “It’s time to remove those symbols of slavery, segregation and sedition from these halls.”
The bill passed by a vote of 285 to 120. Every Democrat present and 67 Republicans voted for it. The bill heads to the Senate for consideration, where it would need 10 Republican senators to join every Democrat to pass the upper chamber. …”
I should add here it wasn’t all of them.
120 House Republicans voted against removing Confederate statues while 67 voted in support it along with Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise. Last summer, Mississippi Republicans caved and removed the Mississippi state flag because somehow the issue had something to do with George Floyd. The House also passed this bill last year and it died in the Republican-controlled Senate.
According to Future Majority which is a Democratic messaging group, toppling Confederate monuments and “Abolish ICE” are two of the most unpopular and toxic Democratic issues. Both are massive losers with Republican and Independent voters. And yet, the Republican leadership can’t seem to get out of its own way and stop shooting itself in the foot. It prefers to pander to core Democrat voters.
This is the crux of the issue with the Republican Party. The Republican base believes in one thing. The Republican leadership does another. They constantly do cucked shit like this which impresses no one, alienates Independents and depresses turnout among their base.