It was a simple idea–say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of committee hearings as a way to show unity and remember what House members are doing it all for.
But Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) shot down the proposal by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), calling it “unnecessary” and refusing to consider it as a rule change for the new session of Congress.
“We’re all aware that in these times, it’s important for the country to see members of congress working together on some things, and while I know we can deal with divisive issues in the committee, uh, it would be my hope we could start every committee with a great unifying, patriotic moment,” Gaetz said.
But let’s face it, today’s Democrats don’t like the pledge; in fact, many of them consider it racist hate speech to say the pledge or sing the national anthem.
I’m surprised they didn’t strip Gaetz of his committee assignments just for suggesting it.
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