Ugly. But ugly is Rep. Linda Sanchez’s middle name.
Sanchez, whose husband was indicted on corruption charges, introduced H. R. 484 which she calls the No Glory for Hate Act which bars “the use of Federal funds for the commemoration of certain former Presidents”.
Which certain presidents?
“any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of this Act “
That’s convenient because it leaves out Bill Clinton and any Democrat that Republicans go on to impeach twice. But being impeached once is okay.
Sanchez, who found 13 Democrat co-sponsors for this vile ugliness, includes a ban on buying President Trump at Arlington, “the Secretary of Defense shall not approve a determination of eligibility for interment or inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery made by the Secretary of the Army that permits the interment or inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery of any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives.”
Co-sponsors for this include Rep. Schakowsky, Rep. Napolitano, Rep. Davis, Rep. Carson, Rep. Escobar, Rep. Lee, Barbara, Rep. Blumenauer, Rep. Hayes,
Rep. Gallego, Rep. Connolly, Rep. Lowenthal, Rep. Williams, and Rep. Chu.
Republicans have two possible ways to respond.
1. Offer up a bill removing congressional pensions from any House member whose husband was indicted for the theft of public funds.
The husband of Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) was indicted by federal authorities on Thursday on charges related to the theft of public funds.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut announced that a grand jury returned two indictments against five people for misusing taxpayer funds in connection with the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), an electric utilities co-op. One of those charged is James Sullivan, Sanchez’s husband.
2. Offer up their own No Glory for Hate bill which would strip the congressional pension of the sibling of any House member who used slurs about Vietnamese people, like saying, “the Vietnamese and the Republicans are… trying to take this seat”.
That would be Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Linda’s sister.