During a Wednesday floor debate in the U.S. House of Representatives on a net neutrality bill that stands no chance of successfully passing the U.S. Senate even if it were to successfully clear the lower chamber, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) took to the floor to express his exasperation at House Democratic leadership’s seemingly ceaseless exercises in virtue-signaling futility for the entire duration, to-date, of the new Congress.
Nate Madden at Conservative Review reports:
“The question more and more Americans are beginning to ask,” McCarthy said from the floor. “What have the Democrats done with their majority?” …
“At this point in the last Congress, Republicans had passed 141 bills out of committee and 132 out of the House,” McCarthy said. “So what do the numbers say now? By contrast, Democrats have passed 68 bills out of committee and 97 out of the House. Considerably fewer bills out of this House than before.”
The majority leader also chided Democratic leaders for having to scrap a major budget vote the day before over disagreements in their own ranks.
“It hasn’t been said once; it’s been said hundreds of times: Show us your budget, show us your values,” McCarthy said. “Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll never know the true values of this majority, because there is no budget.”
“One in five votes in this House that was taken since the end of January were nonbinding messaging resolutions,” McCarthy said. “What if we spent one-fifth of our time working to improve border security and fix the loopholes in our immigration system?”
“I’ve never known anybody that has ran for office that was asked to make sure you go to Congress to waste their time on votes that do not matter,” McCarthy added. “They send us here to deliver solutions, not resolutions.”
Perhaps the most infamous of House Democrats’ purely symbolic, non-binding resolutions was their exceedingly watered down resolution, passed in the aftermath of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) barrage of anti-Semitic comments, that did not even mention the freshman lawmaker by name. Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro excoriated the weak Democratic excuses proffered for Omar’s comments at the time:
This week, the Democratic Party proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is willing to not only countenance but embrace anti-Semitism, so long as the anti-Semitism comes from members of their intersectional coalition. In less than two months, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has fallen under scrutiny for open anti-Semitism no less than three times. First, she came under scrutiny for an old tweet in which she stated that Israel had “hypnotized the world” — an old anti-Semitic canard attributing magical powers to the Jews. Then, she came under fire for suggesting that American support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins” — an old anti-Semitic canard that Jewish money lay at the root of America’s support for Israel. Finally, she came under scrutiny for stating that American supporters of Israel were exhibiting dual loyalty — a third old anti-Semitic canard…
This, in the end, is the real Democratic excuse: Jews are too financially, educationally, and politically successful to be considered victims of anti-Semitism, particularly when that anti-Semitism comes from those who rank higher on the intersectional hierarchy of victimhood. That’s been the underlying Democratic argument for years at this point. …
The Democrats are banking on their new intersectional coalition. If that means ignoring, downplaying, or outright lying about anti-Semitism, they’re willing to do it. And everyone, particularly American Jews, should take note of that vile but clear fact.