(TargetLiberty.org) – On Monday, Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) were the only two House lawmakers to vote against a resolution on Monday that would provide recognition to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, claiming that the measure was only aimed at advancing the “Republicans’ false narrative.”
The resolution was approved by the House in a 413-2 vote and is meant to show support during “National Police Week,” which is occurring this week.
One day after the vote, Bush and Tlaib released a joint statement in which they noted that while the health and safety of first responders was a priority this resolution was only meant to advance the “Republicans’ false narrative” and was not a referendum on whether or not they supported first responders and their safety. They added that this resolution is only meant to “gaslight the public.”
The progressive pair proceeded to slam the Republicans claiming that they are “the Party of insurrection” considering that many Republican lawmakers have allowed lies about the 2020 presidential election to be perpetuated and allowed the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021. They argue that this is a clear representation that the Republican party did not actually support law enforcement and that they were only using their House majority to target agencies that were attempting to uphold the law against “their cult leader Donald Trump” and to hold him accountable for his actions and behaviors.
They proceeded to note that if law enforcement officers’ safety was a top priority for the Republicans, they would not be enabling insurrection or keeping the economy hostage in an attempt to pass their agenda which includes taking money away from communities in need.
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