Texas Representative Asks Congress to Ban Democrats Due to Past Position on Slavery
Seems like a lot of things recently are changing their names due to a racist past. Representative Louie Gohmert believes the Democrats should have to do the same because of their previous position on slavery.
In case you missed this, Texas 1st District Representative Louie Gohmert has introduced a resolution to have the Democratic party name banned, and any other party, that has ever held a public position supportive of slavery or the Confederacy. Gohmert’s resolution is co-sponsored by Representatives Andy Biggs of Arizona, Jody Hice of Georgia, Randy Weber of Texas' 14th District and Andy Harris of Maryland.
You can see him presenting the resolution in the video above. Representative Louie Gohmert released the following statement on his resolution:
“As outlined in the resolution, a great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred. Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan. As the country watches violent leftists burn our cities, tear down our statues and call upon every school, military base and city street to be renamed, it is important to note that past atrocities these radicals claim to be so violently offensive were largely committed by members in good standing of the Democratic Party. Whether it be supporting the most vile forms of racism or actively working against Civil Rights legislation, Democrats in this country perpetuated these abhorrent forms of discrimination and violence practically since their party’s inception. To avoid triggering innocent bystanders by the racist past of the Democratic Party, I would suggest they change their name. That is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur.”
Representative Gohmert has represented the 1st District in Texas since 2005.