An Anti-Semitism Resolution passed in the House but one lone Individual Opposed
This isn't Thomas Massie's first skit...
Last week, the House voted on seven-page legislation that would call on the government to protect Jewish individuals and organizations, combat denials and distortions about the Holocaust, and also defend the right to practice faith without fear of violence for all Americans.
The legislation passed 420-to-1 and ultimately shows even the thought that anti-semitism is bad can bring politicians together. I mean, who doesn’t believe that hate against Jewish people or any individual is worthy of gaining a vote towards disapproval? Representative Thomas Massie, that’s who.
Thomas Massie is a self-acclaimed libertarian and shows similarities to the likes of Rand Paul. Rand Paul is also the type of individual to just say no so he stands out as the opposed which was shown true last week as well when he voted against the approval to spending $40 Billion on Ukraine.
In March 2020, Massie refused to allow members of the House to pass the Covid relief spending bill which held support from both sides of the political spectrum.
During another vote which would oppose a proposed boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinains, Massie opposed. He claimed that the United States shouldn’t dictate what happens in other countries. During this time, he was the lone Republican. He also didn’t support affirmations for NATO or Ukraine.
Massie also states that he is unsure if the scientific evidence for climate change is entirely there. He constantly questions if our money should be supporting university research on the subject. Keep in mind, this comes from a dude with 1,200 acres of farm land operated using solar energy. Why not use other sources of energy?
The mass shooting in Buffalo causes a short notice vote to occur in the House. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat who is Jewish, introduced the measure with a handful of allies from the other side of the aisle.
The legislation took a symbolic step at condemning a strain of ideology which is widely unacceptable. However, Massie shows that belief and action don’t align 100% of the time.