Despite their socialist tendencies, it seems many of the big spending, nanny-state Democrats in Washington seemed unwilling to be considered among the socialists whose policies they want to emulate.
Last week, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar introduced a resolution to condemn the “horrors of socialism.”
In her legislation, the Miami Republican, who represents a large number former Cuban nationals and their descendants, noted, “socialist ideology necessitates a concentration of power that has time and time again collapsed into Communist regimes, totalitarian rule, and brutal dictatorships.”
That also translated into more than 100 million people killed over the last century at the hands of brutal leftist dictators like V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolás Maduro.
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The measure came up for a vote on Thursday.
To no one’s surprise, all 219 Republicans who voted agreed with Salazar.
Yet to the surprise of many, a majority of Democrats did as well.
Overall, 109 liberal Democrats voted with Salazar, while 86 opposed her resolution. Fourteen more voted “present,” apparently hoping to avoid the scorn of both sides.
Not even Nancy Pelosi, new House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, or Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell could bring themselves to vote against Salazar’s resolution.
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In Florida, seven of the state’s eight Democrats in Congress backed Salazar in condemning socialism.
Only Rep. Maxwell Frost of Orlando sided with the likes of left-wing “Squad” members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar in opposing condemnation of the “horrors” created by socialists.
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