The history of the Democrat Party may be coming back to haunt it.
Though the party stands against racism and inequality today, Democrats have their roots in American history they’d just as soon forget.
And as protesters and rioters continue to target statues, monuments, and memorials, U.S. history has become a major talking point.
Now, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) believes the DNC needs to take a close look at itself.
He cites the party’s history of supporting slavery and the Confederacy and as a result, Gohmert suggests the “Democrat Party” should change its name.
According to the Texas representative, if Democrats wish to hold others to a certain standard, they should adopt that same standard.
Via The Daily Wire:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) introduced a bill Thursday on the floor of the House of Representatives that would ban the Democratic Party due to the party’s history of having supported slavery and the Confederacy, saying ‘that is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur.’
And if they don’t change the name, Gohmert proposes kicking them out of the House.
He was quick to mention a recent move by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
On June 18 of this year, Pelosi ordered the removal of portraits of four former Speakers of the House who served in the Confederacy.
Her claim was that these people “set back our nation’s work to confront and combat bigotry.”
However, it’s important to note that all 4 were Democrats.
This irony is a big reason why Gohmert wrote in a tweet:
The time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the KKK. #CancelDemocrats
And Just The News pointed out that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House will vote on legislation that would remove Confederate statues from the Capitol.
And in this instance, 9 of those statues depict registered Democrats.
It’s clear that the current Democrat Party wants to distance itself from America’s bigoted past. But to do that, Gohmert argues they must distance themselves from … well, themselves.
Perhaps it’s time for the DNC to consider a new name? Maybe the Progressive Party?
- Rep. Louie Gohmert wants the Democrat Party to change its name. If they don’t, he believes they should be banned from the House of Representatives.
- Gohmert cites a long history of racism and bigotry on the part of the DNC.
- Many statues and busts Democrats want removed are in fact depictions of Democrats.
Source: The Daily Wire