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.