GOP Representative Votes Against Bigotry Resolution Over 'Intentional Omission of Christians and Caucasians'

the watchman

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Representative Mo Brooks said he voted against the House Resolution condemning bigotry and hatred because it ignored discrimination against white Americans and Christians.

Brooks, of Alabama, was one of 23 Republicans who voted against H. Res 183 condemning hatred and intolerance, including anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim discrimination.

Following the vote, Brooks issued a statement saying he could not support a resolution "that explicitly condemned discrimination against Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs (but not Christians); and condemned discrimination against African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and other immigrants (but not Caucasians); and condemned discrimination against lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals, and the like.
GOP representative votes against bigotry resolution over "intentional omission of Christians and Caucasians"

guess we really shouldn't be surprised coming this guy .
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Appears the resolution did have a bit of a rambling life...With an origin rooted in the recent Omar controversial statements shortly back.


"Originally, the resolution had only expressed opposition to anti-Semitism, but condemnations of anti-Muslim bigotry were added after critics began pointing out that Omar, a Muslim woman, had experienced prejudice, too. Later, the document grew to be seven pages long as denunciations of white supremacy were added, along with mentions of the discrimination historically faced by African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hindus, Sikhs, the LGBTQ community and immigrants. "





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Some Christians in this country imagine they're oppressed and discriminated against and it's just silly.
The problem with the resolution was that it got explicit. In today's delicate time we either need to go explicit with everybody, or vague with nobody specific.

According to WaPo the "original" draft left out Muslims in particular. Once the ball starts rolling it's whoever isn't on the the list that becomes a focus.






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Babba

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The problem with the resolution was that it got explicit. In today's delicate time we either need to go explicit with everybody, or vague with nobody specific.

According to WaPo the "original" draft left out Muslims in particular. Once the ball starts rolling it's whoever isn't on the the list that becomes a focus.






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The point of the resolution is to condemn bigotry that particular groups in this country experience. Christians don't experience bigotry here.
 

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