For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
— Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion
As the left’s #CancelCulture ramped up in intensity, the House of Representatives had to prove themselves relevant.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday ordered the removal of four portraits in the Capitol of previous House Speakers who served in the Confederacy. The move marks Pelosi’s latest effort to take down Confederate imagery in the Capitol, following her push last week calling for the removal of 11 Confederate statues displayed in the Capitol complex.
In a letter to the House clerk, Pelosi requested the “immediate removal” of the portraits of four Speakers who served the Confederacy in various capacities: Robert Hunter of Virginia, Howell Cobb of Georgia, James Orr of South Carolina and Charles Crisp of Georgia.
— The Hill, 6/18/20
It was obviously an innocent oversight that Speaker Pelosi didn’t mention that Hunter, Cobb, Orr and Crisp were all Democrats.
In an effort to infuse some consistency, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Republican from Texas, decided to issue a resolution of his own….
Of course, this will invoke the oft-repeated hysterical recitation that one bright, sunny day, the Republican and Democrat parties just up and “switched” positions.
“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,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said in a statement.
The resolution is co-sponsored by GOP Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Randy Weber (Texas) and Andy Harris (Md.). It comes after the House on Wednesday voted to remove from the Capitol statues of people who served in the Confederacy or defended slavery.
— The Hill, 7/23/20
For more information on the untaught history, see The Democrat Race Lie.