House Republicans will try to force a procedural vote on legislation this week condemning Bernie Sanders’ praise of Fidel Castro’s literacy initiatives, aiming to capitalize on Democratic angst over the 2020 frontrunner’s comments
House GOP leaders hope to put vulnerable Democrats in a tough spot.WhatsApp House Republicans will try to force a procedural vote on legislation this week condemning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ praise of Fidel Castro’s literacy initiatives, aiming to capitalize on Democratic angst over the presidential frontrunner’s comments. The GOP plans to offer an amendment on Thursday disapproving of Sanders’ recent interview with “60 minutes,” where the Vermont independent lauded Castro’s literacy programs and argued that it’s “unfair to simply say everything [in Cuba] is bad.” The language is expected to chastise Sanders for ignoring systematic human rights abuses committed by Castro’s communist regime. Advertisement The chief sponsor of the proposal is Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), a Cuban-American and longtime Castro critic whose family fled the regime; his aunt also was Casto’s first wife. Diaz-Balart’s district is home to 335,000 constituents of Cuban descent. When announcing their plans, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Democrats have a choice: “Do they stand with Bernie or do they stand for freedom?” The resolution could put vulnerable Democrats — who have broken with their party on GOP procedural votes before — in a tough spot. Several Democratic lawmakers have slammed Sanders for his remarks and there is growing concern that Sanders could cost them key Senate and House races, as well as their quest for the White House, if he becomes their nominee. But there is also a desire among Democrats to show party unity, especially as Sanders has emerged as a frontrunner in the primary race. "Whatever the atmosphere is — and I would hope that everyone would say, no matter who the nominee is for president — we whole-heartedly embrace that person," Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members during a closed-door caucus meeting on Wednesday. Still, several Democrats have openly expressed discomfort with Sanders’ sympathetic comments toward Castro, which are fueling broader concern about whether his brand of democratic socialism will be an easy sell in key swing states like Florida. "As the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders' comments on Castro's Cuba absolutely unacceptable," tweeted freshman Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.), who flipped a GOP district in 2018. Even Democratic lawmakers outside of Florida sought to distance themselves from Sanders. Read more: POLITICO
They were not upset with Trump and his friendship with north Korea or Russia the list goes on and on. They GOT to have more important things to do I mean... Attach an amendment censuring Drumpf for hobnobbing with Putin. Hey MSM, kindly stop calling them Republicans, they are The Cult of Donald Putin. Thank you.
“The anti-Castro Archivo Cuba estimates that 4,000 people were executed in Cuba between 1959 and 2016. The Black Book of Communism estimated that between 15,000 and 17,000 people were executed by the state.” CrazyBernie MAGA MAGA2020 socialismiscommunism The monkey band playing a tribute for their clown conductor.
Good luck with that foley and effort to derail him. They are so pathetic. Where were they when Trump was in love with Kim Jong Un? So Republicans are afraid of him? The DNC says otherwise.
Why Senate Dems aren't freaking out about BernieDespite some panic in the party, a key piece of the Democratic establishment thinks Bernie Sanders can beat Donald Trump Let's start with fair coverage first, then worry about 'electability' They aren’t? Ummm, this has been common knowledge for months. Bernie has polled better head to head vs. Trump than any other Dem for a while now:
Play games with this and just ignore the largest health scare in decades. Worthless clowns. Relax, it’s getting like witch trials with you zealots Stupid waste of time Why don’t democratic socialists condemn authoritarian socialists on principle? Similar to how leftists condemn liberals for compromising on their values once they’re in power
Lmao Bring it. Lol This is what those racists Democrats want, total government control. What losers the Republicans have become. Oh Geez, How Low and how Petty can they get? Exactly what is the median mental age of the GOP? I’m guessing a spoiled, vindictive little girl of 9 or 10.
Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related billsSenate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions and threaten prison for doctors who don&39;t try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measures have been defeated multiple times in recent years, but Senate Republicans pushed
Bernie Sanders owes our nation a big apology for his loving embrace of communists (like Castro). . SenSanders BernieSanders TheDemocrats HouseDemocrats GOP SenateDems is this tweet headed to ratio land It won’t pass And yet, the GOP is fine with Trump being a fan of Rodrigo Duterte, Kim Jong Un, Mohammed bin Salman, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The criticism is fair but call it on both sides. You can't condemn Sanders and not Trump for the same
U.S. intel officials: Dems, Trump distorting info on Russian meddlingU.S. intelligence officials are concerned that their latest findings about Russian election interference are being distorted and weaponized for political gain by both sides, current and former officials tell NBCNews. Any Trump loyalist who asks to see the actual intelligence is a Russian Asset. Both parties? Lmaooo 'fine people on both sides' card Shocking.....😑
Dems yell, scold and interrupt as things get tense in South Carolina debateElizabeth Warren tonight blasted Mike Bloomberg on his tax returns. 'It is not enough to be able to say, ‘just trust me on this.’ We have a president who said he was going to release his taxes after the election and refused to do this” Debate key moments He misspoke. 150 thousand. Quite a few people here to explain what Joe misspoke. We already have a President who needs others to explain what he said. One would think housing would be much cheaper with all that lack of demand.
Dems yell, scold and interrupt in tense South Carolina debateThe 10th DemDebate wrapped up Tuesday with a series of fiery exchanges that probably didn’t do much to change the race, which could be good news for Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. More key moments: Craziness There have ONLY been 10 democraticdebates? I could've sworn tonight's debate number 50. What good news? Trump is most likely to win again!
A health policy laboratory: Dems reshape health care in Colorado – and possibly the USAColorado could be a glimpse of what a sweeping Democratic victory in the 2020 election might mean for Americans and their health care.