Democrats Mock Gaetz's American Pledge Request

Will Democrats keep control after the midterm?

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
February 5, 2021

While we saw the vote to expel a fellow House member, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Democrats simultaneously took aim at the country, not just Republicans.

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) yesterday requested that the House of Representatives start all legislation meetings with the pledge of allegiance.

Like most votes with this new Congressional session, it was rejected on party lines and Gatez claims it is solely because he is a "Minority member."

In an interview with Fox News, Gaetz listened to an audio clip of House Democrat Steve Cohen ask, like a stubborn child, " many times a day should I do that [pledge]?"

Cohen elaborates saying this was something that he did in, "1st grade."

Another unidentified Democrat in the audio compared Gaetz's pledge request to nuclear bomb drills.

It is imperative to note that the audio has not been independently verified by Fox News or The Floridian.

Gaetz expressed the Fox' Harris Faulkner that it was, "disheartening" to hear Democrats make a "mockery" of unity.

Politically, this seems to parallel the pouts of unity Democrats screamed in desperation to get Joe Biden (D) elected, and not living up to their 2020 election rhetoric could put the House and Senate up for grabs.

Along with the partisan attempt to expel a House member, and silencing those who simply disagree, a blue wave looks more and more unlikely in the 2022 midterms.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

is based in Tallahassee and is currently a Senior at Florida State University, studying Political Science and Religion. With a deep interest in politics, Jim has been initiated into the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars, and has competed nationally in undergraduate Mock Trial, as well as started the Moot Court team at his former high school. When not writing or studying, Jim is usually hitting the gym, watching reruns of Frasier, or keeping tabs on the New England Patriots.

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