Congressman Gohmert introduces resolution to ban Democratic Party
Texas Congressman Louis Gohmert (R) is a fan favorite amongst conservatives. The Texas congressman has never held back from speaking his mind on the House floor and that held true on Thursday when he introduced a resolution that would basically ban the Democratic Party from the House or force them to change their name. The reasoning is because of the Democratic Party’s past slavery ties and is a response to efforts to remove statues of members of the confederacy from the U.S. Capitol.
“As outlined in the resolution, a great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred,” Gohmert said. “Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.”
The resolution points to the Democratic Party platform’s support for slavery between 1840 and 1856 and says to remove any items that names, symbolizes or mentions any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy from the House and its properties. The resolution also says such a party shall be barred from participation in the House of Representatives unless they change their name.
“To avoid triggering innocent bystanders by the racist past of the Democratic Party, I would suggest they change their name. That is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur,” Gohmert said.
One of the co-sponsors of the resolution, Texas Congressman Randy Weber (R), says he understands it is unlikely to pass but says it draws attention to cancel culture that is widely becoming an issue in the U.S.
“The cancel culture train, H.R. 7573, that passed yesterday, was wrong on a deep level. I’m not going to get on that cancel culture train that says we have to do away with any mention or remembrance of everybody or everything that we don’t agree with, or that might have said something we don’t like, didn’t like, or that might have stood for something that we don’t stand for,” Weber said.
Resolutions are privileged motions in the U.S. House so it will take priority over other pending legislation unless it is dispensed with by a voice vote.
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