House Democrats own House Republicans big time

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09 Mar 2023, 7:01 pm

House Republicans refuse to join Democrats in denouncing white supremacy

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More than two dozen Republicans on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee have refused to join Democrats in signing a letter denouncing white supremacy.

Earlier this week, ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) sent a letter to chairman Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky.) urging Republicans to join him and his fellow democrats in denouncing “white nationalism and white supremacy in all its forms, including the ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory.”

Though all 20 committee Democrats signed the letter, all 26 Republicans on the committee refused to sign.

According to the letter, multiple Republican members “invoked dangerous and conspiratorial rhetoric echoing the racist and nativist tropes peddled by white supremacists and right-wing extremists,” during the hearing, including calling the number of migrants arriving to the country as an “invasion.”

“This is not the first time that you and other House Republicans have been called on to publicly renounce and denounce the racist and xenophobic tenets of white supremacy,” Raskin wrote.

“As Chairman, you have another opportunity to take a public stand against the deliberate amplification of dangerous racist rhetoric that has had deadly consequences in this country,” he added.

In a statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson for Oversight Committee Republicans said the letter was meant to “distract” from the number of border crossings under the Biden administration, which have reached record levels.

“It’s shameful that Democrats are calling efforts to protect the American people from the worst border crisis in history racist,” the statement said. “Fiscal Year 2022 set records for apprehensions of illegal immigrants, migrant deaths, terrorist apprehensions, and drugs seized.”

Of course, the letter was designed so that no matter if the Republicans signed or not they would be exposed. It was a trap of the Republican's own making. The Dems saw an opportunity and took it. And the Republicans dug the hole deeper for themselves by trying to deflect to immigration, you know "brown people".


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10 Mar 2023, 3:09 am

At this point, the GOP (with a few exceptions) is no longer a functioning party, and not much more than a Trump-centric cult.


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10 Mar 2023, 3:25 am

The Democrats will bring the end to what once was a great country. It was good for as long as it lasted.



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10 Mar 2023, 12:12 pm

The GOP needs a reset to their Eisenhower-Rockefeller incarnation if it wants to continue as a party. But that appears to be a lost cause, and even the George W. Bush-era party would be considered "pro-Socialist, pro-crime, pro-pedophile, etc."


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10 Mar 2023, 12:32 pm

Last time Democrats owned someone it was still the 1860s. :nerdy:


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10 Mar 2023, 1:31 pm

funeralxempire wrote:
Last time Democrats owned someone it was still the 1860s. :nerdy:

Burrrrrn!! ! :lmao:



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10 Mar 2023, 4:36 pm

 ! The_Walrus wrote:
Fixed typo in title - Democrates -> Democrats


I'm not really much of a fan of these types of stunts. I'm sure it's something both sides do and you could find similar measures drafted by the Republicans that Democrats fail to sign because of some poison pill.