House Oversight Committee Republicans like Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert refused to sign a letter condemning white supremacy.
Via: The Independent:
Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee have asked fellow Republicans to sign a two-sentence statement that clearly rejects white supremacy, white nationalism and a far-right conspiracy theory that suggests politicians are intentionally seeking to displace white Americans by loosening immigration.
The 26 Republicans on the GOP-led committee signaled they would not sign the statement, which a spokesperson for the committee called in a statement to The Independent a distraction.
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Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), a member of the Oversight Committee, wrote to Chairman James Romer (R-KY), “As president, you have a new opportunity to take a public stand against the deliberate amplification of dangerous racist rhetoric that has had deadly consequences in this country. That is why I renew my request to you and the Republicans on the Committee to join the Democrats on the Committee in speaking with one voice to strongly and unequivocally denounce white nationalism and white supremacy and the use of its central contemporary conspiracy theory, the “Great Replacement” theory.
Democrats weren’t asking for much here. They just wanted the House Republicans on the oversight committee to reject racism and white supremacy.
Republicans wouldn’t. These same Republicans have traveled to the border to hold fake “crisis” hearings that are nothing more than political theater used to spread racism and conspiracy theories.
The Great Replacement Theory is racist, and many members of the Oversight Committee, such as Greene and Boebert, embraced it.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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