Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Anti-Socialism Resolution Puts House Democrats On the Spot; A US House Committee Resolution ‘Condemns Horrors of Socialism’; 86 House Democrats Vote Against Resolution Condemning Socialism

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Anti-socialism resolution puts House Democrats on the spot:
House Republicans are putting Democrats on the record for their views on socialism with a vote on a resolution that condemns the leftist ideology.
Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, Florida Republican, introduced the resolution citing her own South Florida district’s firsthand experience with understanding the consequences of authoritarian socialist regimes.
Ms. Salazar, who often shares her personal story of her parents fleeing Cuba to escape the communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro, dared her Democratic colleagues to vote against the resolution.
“The resolution is very clear. Either you’re with it or you’re not,” Ms. Salazar told The Washington Times.
Democrats are split on the resolution, which is expected to get a vote as soon as Thursday. While most of the party’s lawmakers decry it as a partisan messaging tactic and plan to vote no, the leadership of the centrist New Democrat Coalition said they plan to vote in favor of the resolution.
“New Dems reject socialism — period,” the group said in a statement.
Despite hitting Republicans for playing “political games” with the socialist label, the New Dems said they expect the resolution to pass with large bipartisan support.
Rep. Annie Kuster of New Hampshire chairs the group. Its vice chairs include Reps. Sharice Davids of Kansas, Brad Schneider of Illinois, Derek Kilmer of Washington, and Salud Carbajal of California. --->READ MORE HERE
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86 House Democrats Vote Against Resolution Condemning Socialism
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning socialism on Thursday, with nearly all Republicans and half of the Democrats supporting it.
H. Con. Res. 9, a resolution “Denouncing the horrors of socialism,” passed 328 to 86, with 14 Democrats voting present, and six members (three Republicans and three Democrats) not voting.
“This was a win for democracy,” Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., the daughter of Cuban exiles who represents Miami-Dade County and who sponsored the resolution, told The Daily Signal in a statement Thursday.
“As the representative of the city of Miami, and daughter of Cuban exiles, I say that this resolution hits close to home for us all,” she added. “We know that socialism only brings misery, oppression, and exile, wherever it is tried.”
The resolution states “That Congress denounces socialism in all its forms, and opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States of America.”
It does not specifically define socialism, but describes “socialist ideology” as necessitating “a concentration of power that has time and time again collapsed into Communist regimes, totalitarian rule, and brutal dictatorship.” --->READ MORE HERE
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