Government, Politics

House GOP Blasts Dems Politicizing Pledge of Allegiance

Republicans who now constitute the majority on the House Judiciary Committee engaged in a war of words over the Pledge of Allegiance with the Democrats on the committee on Wednesday as the Democrats attempted to politicize the issue.
Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz offered an amendment allowing “inspirational constituents to share and lead in the Pledge of Allegiance,” an amendment Gaetz had attempted to get passed two years prior but was defeated by the Democrats on the committee.

Ranking member New York Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler remonstrated that the House already opened its meetings with a recitation of the Pledge, arguing, “I don’t know why we should pledge allegiance twice in the same day to show how patriotic we are.” Read more…

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