Though Democrats maintain control of the House and Senate, the margins remain very small. That’s why Republicans think they have a good shot at flipping either (or both) in the 2022 midterm elections.
In the meantime, the GOP continues to battle the far-left slate at every turn. It isn’t as easy as Democrat leaders would like to pass certain bills that support progressive viewpoints.
And sometimes, they’re completely stopped in their tracks.
Recently, House Democrats have been pushing a pair of bills that right-wing politicians viewed as far too extremist. Both bills echo common leftist talking points: LGBTQ and abortion.
Republicans claim one bill would’ve given the LGBTQ community unfair preferential treatment, and the other bill would’ve been another way to fund abortions.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to fast-track both proposals into law, but GOP members of the House refused to let it happen.
And Conservatives are calling this a huge victory.
House conservatives successfully derailed two bills that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempted to fast-track through the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday evening, a victory the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus told Breitbart News was ‘stunning.’
The controversial pieces of legislation have been stopped cold. At least for now.
The interesting part is that Pelosi tried to use something called “suspension of the rules.” This needs a two-thirds supermajority of the House to succeed, and it just didn’t fly this time.
The first bill was called the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act, which would’ve made it easier for LGBTQ-owned businesses to get loans.
Republicans called this flat-out favoritism and moved strongly against it. And it’s likely that most Conservative citizens agreed.
The other bill was the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, which would have kicked off “government-funded access to abortion drugs through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).”
Obviously, Republicans often stand against more ways to push abortions across the country. So they put a stop to this one as well.
Efforts led by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), and Chip Roy (R-TX) made all this happen. And Biggs maintains that Democrats are trying to cram their agenda “down our throats:”
The significance of taking down the suspension votes is that the Democrats are trying to change all the rules and traditions of the House and force all of their agenda even if it’s not radical — but the radical parts and the non-radical parts — they’re trying to force it down our throats.
Our position has always been that that is — it is that we have to fight on every issue.
The LGBTQ bill got 248 votes but 177 were opposed (5 abstained), and the VA abortion bill failed with 240 votes for and 188 opposed (2 abstained).
Rep. Rosendale said this proves that the Freedom Caucus strategy to fight the Democrats is working, and they managed to “knock down two Democratic bills” in one night.
Biggs added that currently, Democrats “are abusing us and not doing anything through regular order.”
This is precisely why so many right-wing leaders and voters across the country are pushing back hard — the Democrat regime feels overpowering, and they appear to be flouting the rules at every turn.
It seems to many that leftists will do anything to get their agenda through. And even hard-and-fast government rules don’t seem to stop them.