When Republican lawmakers gathered to discuss the upcoming vote on JRH #1, condemning both the violence in Washington DC and the president, the caucus was divided. Was this just an outcome of the resolution - or its desired effect?
"Rep. Carl Rosenquist, R-Georgia, spoke against the resolution during a GOP caucus meeting Thursday. “It just goes over the top for me and I just cannot do it,” he said. “I’ve had the same problem on some other resolutions in the past.” Rep. Brian Smith, R-Derby, called the resolution a “knee-jerk reaction,” and said “we’re condemning a hundred thousand people for the actions of a hundred.” Rep. Lynn Bachelor, R-Derby, said it was hypocritical to have a resolution for this violence but not for left-wing violence taking place in cities across America. “It’s not much different than what happened in Oregon and Seattle … and so forth, which nobody said a word about. No fuss, no nothing, nobody was up in arms,” she said."
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