House Democrats couldn’t bring themselves to applaud Martin Luther King Jr. As House Republicans failed to elect a new speaker after several votes, Texas Republican Chip Roy nominated Byron Donalds of Florida.
Author of The Federalist, Tristan Justice, is on the show to discuss his latest: Democrats Refuse To Cheer Martin Luther King Jr. On House Floor
“Now here we are, and for the first time in history there have been two black Americans placed into the nomination for speaker of the House,” Roy said ahead of the fourth vote. The proclamation was met with roaring applause and a standing ovation as lawmakers on each end of the chamber celebrated the racial milestone 158 years after the end of American slavery.
- “However,” Roy continued, “we do not seek to judge people by the color of their skin but rather the content of their character.” Republicans stood again to cheer the mantra, which was popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just two miles west on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. But most Democrats across the aisle, captivated by a form of identity politics that is obsessed with skin color, remained seated with their arms crossed.
- The juxtaposition between the two parties says everything about the state of American race relations today.'
- Democrats couldn’t celebrate the famous line from the 20th-century civil rights icon because color blindness is no virtue in the church of wokeness, the new secular religion to take over the Democratic Party.
- This is the prevailing worldview among woke activists that has crept into the mainstream Democratic Party, and the congressman-elect from Texas put that on full display among Democrats in lower chamber