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Senate Republicans Move To Abolish Columbus Day As Federal Holiday; Replace It With Juneteenth


Rather than defend America from the dangerous and rapidly growing leftist insurrection, some Senate Republicans are in full retreat and waving the white flag of surrender.

In one of the most disgusting gestures of appeasement yet, a gaggle of GOP Senators have introduced a bill to eliminate Columbus Day and to replace it as a federal holiday with Juneteenth, a day that practically nobody knew what it was until the George Floyd riots morphed into anti-Trump protests. 


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Sellout RINOS John Cornyn of Texas, James Lankford of Oklahoma, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are hustling the obscene proposal that is backed by such race-baiting Dem radicals as Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. 

It is the very definition of pandering by career politicians who would sell out their own voters in order to save their own skins in an election year. 

Via The Hill, "GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday":

Republican senators are debating whether Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, should replace Columbus Day on the federal government’s list of official holidays.

A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is being held up by an internal Senate GOP squabble.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), an outspoken budget hawk, doesn’t want to add another paid holiday to the calendar.

Johnson says if Juneteenth is made a federal holiday, another paid federal holiday should come off the schedule. He’s proposing scrapping Columbus Day but is open to eliminating another holiday instead.

“I’m just saying let’s replace it with something. I chose Columbus Day just because it’s probably the most lightly celebrated and less disruptive to anybody’s schedule” to cut from the calendar of federal holidays, he said. 

Johnson on Wednesday said “we have an alternate bill” and that he is “talking to some of my colleagues.”

Johnson said he’s “happy to celebrate the emancipation with a national holiday but I just don’t think we should be, when we’re already blowing a hole in the budget right now, offering another paid day off for federal employees.”

Cornyn, who is up for reelection this fall, has put his bill in the “hotline,” which means he’s checking in with Senate colleagues about moving his Juneteenth bill to the floor soon and passing it by unanimous consent or voice vote. But Johnson has put a hold on the legislation.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is a co-sponsor of Johnson’s proposal, according to a draft of legislative text obtained by The Hill.

 

The Cornyn-Lankford appeasement comes as the nation is under attack by those who hate us for our freedoms, are tearing down statues across the nation and will never only be emboldened by this latest display of pure cowardice from the spineless members of what is supposed to be a pro-American opposition party.

And these wretched sellouts are doing it right before the Fourth Of July weekend as well; what's next? A bill to tear down Mount Rushmore?  

Smartasses have long derided the French as cheese-eating surrender monkeys, perhaps that would be a more appropriate description of today's gutless Senate Republicans. 

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