Two Republican Senators gave Black Lives Matter a win that no one ever expected

Black Lives Matter’s growing political power is not just evident on the Left.

Even Republicans are rushing to prove how “woke” they are.

Now two Republican Senators gave Black Lives Matter a win that no one ever expected.

Republican Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and James Lankford of Oklahoma recently introduced an amendment to legislation to make “Juneteenth” – the day the slaves were emancipated – a federal holiday by replacing an existing holiday.

Johnson and Lankford’s amendment would achieve the longstanding Black Lives Matter goal of erasing American history by canceling Columbus Day.

In trying to explain why he wanted to destroy American history, Johnson claimed no one celebrated Columbus Day and that adding another paid federal holiday to the schedule would “blow a hole in the budget.”

Johnson added that he was “happy to celebrate the emancipation with a national holiday but I just don’t think we should be, when we’re already blowing a hole in the budget right now, offering another paid day off for federal employees.”

Lankford also doubled-down on using fiscal concerns as an excuse to cancel Christopher Columbus.

“Throughout our history, we have strived to become a more perfect union and Juneteenth was a huge step in attaining that goal. We should celebrate these strides on the federal level while remaining cognizant of the impact the existing 10 federal holidays have on federal services and local businesses,” Lankford claimed.

Johnson and Lankford had no concerns about the budget in voting for trillions of dollars in bailouts for the coronavirus.

But now they say the government can’t afford to give workers an extra paid day off so Christopher Columbus has to go.

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94 Responses

  1. Larry says:

    Johnson and Lankford need to be kicked out. They are backstabbers

  2. sharon says:

    Check your history. Where did he actually land? Name me the actual spot in the U.S. But as for paying for another paid federal holiday-you can if you choose. I don’t want to. So I guess we’ll disagree on whose brain is flat on that issue.

  3. RaffCafa says:

    Sharon say Thank You Columbus : Your Brain would have been Flat and you would have Dropped into infinity and Ignorance .

  4. Mark says:

    What gets me upset is when slavery was ended, why didn’t they return the few thousand slaves back to their homeland. We wouldn’t even be having this racist blm stuff. Wait, sure we would because most blacks aren’t even ancestors of slaves and have every opportunity that everyone else has. Fact is, globalist billionaires have been indoctrinating kids over the last 20+ years through the media and school systems to hate this country and to blame everything bad on white people, especially patriots that love this country. The reason is they need to breakdown this country for their globalist world government system to work and to replace the constitution. Well, now they have brainwashed domestic foot soldiers to fight against the patriots holding this country together. All we can do is keep fighting and never give up, weak people like these two senators should be remembered and voted out.

  5. AK says:

    Need those shut down this racist bs from the BLMob.

  6. sharon says:

    Dick-I agree. I would do away with both-try that on Government workers. Problem really is-we can either pay for another paid Federal holiday or not. I get people just want the nonsense to stop because truthfully I don’t think most Blacks care about juneteenth any more than most Americans do about Columbus. Question is how to stop the nonsense. I hope the next election will add more Republicans in the House and Senate but people will have to donate to the Republicans to get the ads on tv. Also we’re going to have to take a good look at what is being taught in our schools-especially colleges. Look at what is going at Marquette in Milwaukee. Freedom of speech is not practiced on most campuses. And again OUR taxdollars are funding that. (Not Marquette-it’s a private college) Conservatives need to start getting active in their local government from school boards to county to state. Believe me-Wisconsin has gone this with Scott Walker with his non-union stance especially the teacher’s union. Nasty and I took part in backing him. Again I will pick my battles. Some are more important to me-like backing the Police and Law Enforcement. And that I will fight diligently for. Question is -will others. It’s easy to critize comments but one should offer an alternative option or two. I haven’t read any but I’m open to them if they are offered.

  7. sharon says:

    Tania-no I am not a BLM follower. Columbus didn’t land in America-he landed in the Bahamas. So that day means nothing to me except a paid holiday for government workers. I am a Wisconsin voter and a conservative. I agree with Ron Johnson-NO MORE PAID HOLIDAYS, so I’ll switch a day that means little to most Americans. However without Johnson putting this up for debate the vote would probably be done and over. This slowed the process. If you think your House and Senate Representatives wouldn’t have voted for an extra paid holiday with most of Congress-I wouldn’t be so sure. But this my opinion and I will back Ron Johnson because I know he has our best interests in mind. And I also know there are not as many Senators who are as fiscally hawkish as Johnson. and willing to put themselves out there for criticism. BLM is pushing many fronts-I will pick my battles-Police funding is the biggest of them. I want fed monies withheld from states that defund their police departments. So again I will pick my battles.

  8. Tania says:

    Sharon, you must be part of BLM. so un-American.

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  10. Procius says:

    Dick Peterman Please do not capitalize a made up so called word

  11. Procius says:

    Then, just leave it the hell alone. Keep it the way it is. NOBODY cares about juneteenth, whatever that is.

  12. Sharon, you stated that Columbus Day was a day that most Americans don’t care about. The very same thing can be said about Juneteenth.

  13. I have news for Johnson and Lankford, there are many of us who still celebrate Columbus Day even though there are those out there trying to take it from us. Juneteenth isn’t even a real day. It is the day the the slaves in Texas learned of the Emancipation. They aren’t even sure which day it was, hence “Juneteenth” not the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, or even the 19th. Johnson and Lankford stop pandering and grown up. If you can’t or won’t then change parties. I am sure the democrats would welcome you.

  14. sharon says:

    Candy Bloom-I am a Wisconsin voter and we do back Senator Johnson. YOU want to pay for more paid days for government workers-you go ahead. I don’t. Columbus is a paid day that means nothing to most Americans. You may not like the change of political garbage going on but most of Congress would vote for another government paid holiday that people don’t have to work to get paid for. People need to get a handle on the background of this bill because it was meant to get a debate going on the adding another paid holiday and slow that whole process down before it was just voted in. Senator Johnson is fiscal conservative who is on the taxpayers side. But I’m getting the impression that most voters just wanted the bill voted on with no discussion and assume it would be voted down. Most people don’t really know the background for Johnson’s bill. Again I’ll pick my battles-columbus day isn’t one of them. But I’m against more paid holidays and so is Johnson. He’s got our vote.

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