Skip to comments.GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday
Posted on 07/01/2020 11:50:59 AM PDT by rintintin
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.
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How stupid. This kind of pap is what the GOP has become. Whatta bunch of worthless pukes.
What’s next, replacing Christmas.
They’re just doing this to stoke friction between Italians and blacks (and other leftist clients).
OMFG, this country going down the toilet, fast. Like wtf.......
What the hell is wrong with them!
The Republicans’ goal is have the democrats vote against them with a little less venom than they would otherwise have.
Cornyn just cannot help himself. How I pray for a Republican Epiphany.
Such important issues they have to deal with. No wonder they don’t have time to figure out why so many crimes were committed by government people against candidate and President Trump.
Bush League Republicans reveal they are Wokinistas.
No. If they want a holiday regarding emancipation, it needs to be Dec 6, when the 13th Amendment was ratified by a sufficient number of states.
Do not knuckle under to this lunacy.
Italian lives dont matter..
The last gasp of GOP 1.0.
I said this very thing to my husband during the hullabaloo about the Tulsa rally and how they changed the day to accommodate the “feelings” about Juneteenth. I told him, watch out, this time next year they’ll be replacing Columbus Day will this thing.
And true to form, the gutless wonders on “our side” are for first on their knees.
The blacks aleady have a holiday for ML KIng. Why shgould they get 2 at the expense of Italian-Americans?
How about MLK day? Switch it with that one Johnson.
How about ADDING IT to Columbus Day, you big bag of dumba**es!
Keep it up and soon historically nobody discovered the Americas.
Not next, but eventual.
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