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.
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.
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.
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