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GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday
The Hill ^ | July 1 2020 | ALEXANDER BOLTON AND SAAGAR ENJETI

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: columbusday; cornyn; gopestablishment; johncornyn; johnson; juneteenth; rinos; ronjohnson
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1 posted on 07/01/2020 11:50:59 AM PDT by rintintin
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How stupid. This kind of pap is what the GOP has become. Whatta bunch of worthless pukes.


2 posted on 07/01/2020 11:52:36 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rintintin

What’s next, replacing Christmas.


3 posted on 07/01/2020 11:52:47 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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To: rintintin

They’re just doing this to stoke friction between Italians and blacks (and other leftist clients).


4 posted on 07/01/2020 11:52:51 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rintintin

OMFG, this country going down the toilet, fast. Like wtf.......


5 posted on 07/01/2020 11:53:07 AM PDT by cranked
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To: rintintin

What the hell is wrong with them!


6 posted on 07/01/2020 11:53:22 AM PDT by BEJ
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To: rintintin

The Republicans’ goal is have the democrats vote against them with a little less venom than they would otherwise have.


7 posted on 07/01/2020 11:53:30 AM PDT by odawg
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To: rintintin

Cornyn just cannot help himself. How I pray for a Republican Epiphany.


8 posted on 07/01/2020 11:53:45 AM PDT by smvoice (I WILL NOT WEAR THE RIBBON.)
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To: rintintin

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.


9 posted on 07/01/2020 11:54:33 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: rintintin

Bush League Republicans reveal they are Wokinistas.


10 posted on 07/01/2020 11:55:00 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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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.


11 posted on 07/01/2020 11:55:13 AM PDT by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: rintintin

Italian lives don’t matter..


12 posted on 07/01/2020 11:55:39 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast (That thing you think is privilege is really sweat equity.)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

The last gasp of GOP 1.0.


13 posted on 07/01/2020 11:56:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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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.


14 posted on 07/01/2020 11:56:26 AM PDT by workerbee (==)
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The blacks aleady have a holiday for ML KIng. Why shgould they get 2 at the expense of Italian-Americans?


15 posted on 07/01/2020 11:56:36 AM PDT by RonnG (')
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To: rintintin

How about MLK day? Switch it with that one Johnson.


16 posted on 07/01/2020 11:56:54 AM PDT by LibertyWoman
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How about ADDING IT to Columbus Day, you big bag of dumba**es!


17 posted on 07/01/2020 11:56:54 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Constitution guarantees the States protection against insurrection. Act now, Mr. President!)
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To: rintintin

Keep it up and soon historically nobody discovered the Americas.


18 posted on 07/01/2020 11:57:06 AM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: rintintin

No.


19 posted on 07/01/2020 11:57:31 AM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: 1Old Pro

Not next, but eventual.


20 posted on 07/01/2020 11:58:31 AM PDT by EEGator
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