86 Democrats noted against a House resolution condemning the horrors of socialism, which over the past century has murdered over 100-million people and enslaved billions more. In addition to those who voted against it, 14 Democrats voted present, bringing the total to 100 Democrats who refuse to acknowledge the death and misery socialism has wrought upon the world.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning socialism on Thursday, with nearly all Republicans and half of the Democrats supporting it.
H. Con. Res. 9, a resolution “Denouncing the horrors of socialism,” passed 328 to 86, with 14 Democrats voting present, and six members (three Republicans and three Democrats) not voting.
“This was a win for democracy,” Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., the daughter of Cuban exiles who represents Miami-Dade County and who sponsored the resolution, told The Daily Signal in a statement Thursday.
“As the representative of the city of Miami, and daughter of Cuban exiles, I say that this resolution hits close to home for us all,” she added. “We know that socialism only brings misery, oppression, and exile, wherever it is tried.”
Many prominent Democrats voted against the resolution, including Reps. Julian Castro and Al Green of Texas, Jerry Connolly of Virginia, Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Summer Lee of Pennsylvania, Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Lee responded to a group of Democrats who condemned socialism by saying, “They’re going to call you socialists anyways.” Ocasio-Cortez retweeted her.
Although not surprising, it’s no less amazing so many Democrats cannot bring themselves to condemn an ideology that has done nothing but destroy and spread misery and death all over the world. There’s a reason “they’re going to call you socialists anyway,” as Rep. Summer Lee (D-PA) said: It’s because you keep refusing to condemn it.