Monday, March 27, 2023

Republicans who voted against the Parental Rights Bill...also opposed Kevin McCarthy

One conservative radio personality often says that some Republicans are really Democrats but no Democrats are Republican

Some of their names will be all too familiar: Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Ken Buck (Colo.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Mike Lawler (N.Y.), and Matt Rosendale (Mont.). Biggs, you will recall, unsuccessfully challenged Kevin McCarthy in January for the House speakership with the support of Gaetz and Rosendale and turned a routine vote into a weeklong circus. Their reasons for voting against H.R.5 were not as crazy as those offered by the Democrats, at least one of whom suggested that the bill was fascist. Their ostensible objection to the bill is that it undermines federalism. As Buck writes in the Washington Times:

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