Former President Donald Trump’s slogan was “Make America Great Again.” His administration continually reinforced its America First agenda, and millions appreciated the effort.
New POTUS Joe Biden has enforced “unity” right out of the gate, as have his fellow Democrats. However, some Republicans aren’t buying these vows.
And perhaps for good reason.
Recently, House Democrats were caught on hot mic, apparently mocking a request by Rep. Matt Gaetz to begin the hearings with the Pledge of Allegiance. Gaetz simply asked:
We’re all aware that in these times it’s important for the country to see members of congress working together on some things and while I know we can deal with divisive issues in the committee, uh, it would be my hope we could start every committee with a great unifying, patriotic moment.
The Pledge should be a unifying, patriotic issue, and it should also be treated with respect. Most citizens would likely agree, despite the possible religious entanglement at the end of the Pledge.
And yet, it seems a few Democrats care little for this national treasure.
After Gaetz’s request, Jerry Nadler called it “unnecessary,” and then a group of Democrats began quietly mocking the proposition.
They just didn’t realize it was all caught on hot mic, as obtained by The Daily Caller. Here’s a snippet of the discussion:
Rep. Steve Cohen: “Okay, so somebody, I missed a little bit of what we just had, uh uh I wake up in the morning and I pledge allegiance to the flag, I go outside regardless of the weather, I got my flag up by my house and I pledge allegiance. Then I get on my knees and I pray. If I do that, if I, do I have to, am I supposed to do it again and how many times a day should I do that?”
Unidentified Democrat: “I think you should do it at least every hour.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: “Hour, right?”
Unidentified Democrat: “Yeah.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: “Maybe in front of the Rayburn horseshoe.”
Unidentified Democrat: “I think so.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: “So what do they want? Do they want prayers said before the beginning of each meeting and the pledge or just the pledge?”
Unidentified Democrat: “Just the pledge.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: “Just the pledge.”
Unidentified Democrat: “Mhmm.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: “I remember in the first grade we had something like this.”
Unidentified Democrat: “I remember too, I remember on Fridays at 10 o clock we duck below our desks in the event of a nuclear bomb.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: “Right, duck and cover.”
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: “(Laughter) That ages me, right? I’m going to vote.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: “Pramila you should do something about this as head of the CPC, I charge you with the responsibility.”
Unidentified Democrat: “(Laughter) Just what I’m looking for.”
It’ll be difficult to defend this conversation, as the tone appears to be clearly derisive and insulting. Not only toward Gaetz but toward the very idea of the Pledge of Allegiance.
This isn’t the first time leftist politicians have seemed to be very anti-American in their tone, either.
While it could be argued that the Pledge is controversial to some extent, it remains a cornerstone of our country and should at least be given the proper attention and respect.
And these people make it sound like Gaetz wanted them to “pray on their knees” every morning, or pledge “ever hour.”
The laughter isn’t helping their cause, either, and it’s likely that many patriotic residents of this nation won’t take kindly to their behavior.