Disgusting and disgustingly predictable.
Republican senators are debating whether Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, should replace Columbus Day on the federal government’s list of official holidays.
A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is being held up by an internal Senate GOP squabble.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), an outspoken budget hawk, doesn’t want to add another paid holiday to the calendar.
Johnson says if Juneteenth is made a federal holiday, another paid federal holiday should come off the schedule. He’s proposing scrapping Columbus Day but is open to eliminating another holiday instead.
“I’m just saying let’s replace it with something. I chose Columbus Day just because it’s probably the most lightly celebrated and less disruptive to anybody’s schedule” to cut from the calendar of federal holidays, he said.
Sure. We just chose a holiday honoring the man whose statues are being torn down by racist mobs.
Such a proposal at any other time might be debatable, right now it’s a blatant case of appeasing the mobs, and that, like every other shameful Republican sellout, will fail.
Does the D.C. crowd really think this cutesy shtick with its pretense of caring about the cost as a manuever for this appeasement is really going to fool conservatives now?
We don’t, at the moment, have an urgent need for another federal holiday. We have an urgent need for a GOP that will fight for America instead of selling it out with cheap stunts like this that will do nothing to appease the mobs, but will further alienate and lower the morale of conservatives.