Thursday, July 9, 2015

House Republicans Cave (Again) to Democrats on Confederate Flag Vote

Republicans still dont seem to know they have a majority.

  • Retreating under pressure, House Republicans abruptly scrapped plans for a vote Thursday to permit the display of Confederate flags at Park Service-run cemeteries, reacting to furious protests from Democrats that the banner celebrates a murderous, racist past.
 And the Democrat description has evolved. It's no longer just a "racist" symbol.

  •  "What exactly is the tradition of the Confederate battle flag that we're supporting?" Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. challenged supporters of the proposal, shortly before the GOP leadership announced its decision. "Is it slavery, rape, kidnap ,treason, genocide or all of the above?"
    No Republican rose to respond.