McCarthy to Introduce Bill to Withhold Federal Funds From States That Do Not Protect Statues

As protesters tear down statues of controversial figures, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says he will introduce legislation to punish states that do not protect statues.

During his weekly press briefing on Thursday, McCarthy said, “I’ll be introducing legislation to withhold funding from states and cities where leaders fail to uphold the law.”

McCarthy’s comments come as a series of statues have been torn down. In recent weeks, protesters have torn down or defaced statues of Christopher Columbus, President Ulysses S. Grant, and George Washington. And they tried to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson.

“Unfortunately though, some on the left encouraged by the silence in Democratic leaders — including the speaker of this House — are trying to erase our story,” McCarthy said.

He continued, “Whether it is a monument of Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves or four of our greatest presidents, Democrats no longer view the richness of our country’s history worthy.”

McCarthy claimed that Democrats want to erase the past and “radically change the way we live today.”

“The mobs that Democrats encourage suppress speech and punish those who speak out. Democrats encourage it because they think it is a distraction. That their agenda can skate by unnoticed, they see it as a supplement to the radical movement in the streets,” he charged.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly argued that local governments must protect statues and recently signed an executive order to force cities to protect them.

While Republicans have decried the desecration of statues, their Democratic colleagues have argued there are more pressing matters to attend to.

After McCarthy released a statement criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for not condemning the removal of statues, she said, “I’m trying to save the world from coronavirus.”

“I have no interest in about McCarthy, who hasn’t had the faintest idea of our dynamic in our district,” she added.

While former Vice President Joe Biden (D) voiced support for removing statues of Confederate leaders, he said certain statues should be protected by the government, as IJR reported

“I think with regard to those statues and monuments like the Jefferson Memorial, I think there’s an obligation that the government protect those monuments. Because they’re different … that’s a remembrance. It is not dealing with revering somebody who had that view,” Biden said.

He added, “For example, taking down, toppling Christopher Columbus statues or George Washington statues, et cetera, I think that is something that the government has an opportunity and responsibility to protect from happening.”

Responses

  1. Keith I believe you’re speaking of the most lauded Speaker of the House since LBJ. Amazing, your ignorance of politics.

  2. Oh she’s trying to save the world!!! Christ what delusions of grandeur she has!!! And yet she still had time to write a letter to have the paintings removed of Confederate politicians ftom the walls. She is so full of it. She has more bullshit than Luden’s has cough drops!!!

  3. Chuck. No it is not supposed to work that way. The problem is that when Democrats get any kind of control they don’t know how to handle it effectively.
    Do wonder if the COVID statistics include rioters. But yes, we can only hope.

  4. Steve: how about we deal with the legalized killing of people of color first. At least the killer police can be fired from their position of tremendous responsibility, so that they cannot continue unjustly killing people (not just blacks, either).

    Get rid of them first so that the police can do their job of stopping after gang violence better.

    You certainly didn’t offer a better solution.

  5. John. It’s not white people killing blacks. It’s blacks killing blacks. They are also killing whites with the terrorist group Black Lives Matter B.S. Obama got numerous police officers killed in ambushes during his term. He also got American people killed by Islamic terrorists on American soil. So you see, it’s blacks that don’t obey the laws.

  6. That will never fly as Pelosi controls the House vote. Hell, she can vote for all the Democrats in the House with the new House voting rules. This is not the way the Congress is supposed to be run, but Democrats want complete control. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats. Perhaps the President can withhold the funding. It’s time the nonsense stopped. There is that chance that the protesters will cause their own demise by infecting each other. We can only hope.

  7. LOL….WHY not simply introduce a bill to make McCarthy House Speaker or the 75th attempt to Repeal Obamacare?—-They would have the same result as McCarthy’s current proposed bill.

  8. The Caucasian trash n*gger ” story ” is one of sub-human

    brutality to preserve their economic well being by enslaving,

    murdering, terrorizing Africans Americans before and since Emancipation.

    It is a story of the unending ugliness and deep seated insecurity of the

    absolutely most despicable, evil, and vile sub-humans in American history.

    They are continuing to maintain this illusion of history in order to preserve

    their very real and deep seated criminality, godlessness, and self adoration.

    They are absolute shit preserving absolute shit.

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