Republicans Vote to Strike Rep. Underwood’s Words from House Records. Where Were the Dems?


There might be a good reason for this, but if there isn’t I’m hacked off.

NBC News

“After a dispute over comments by Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., about the death of migrant children at the southern border during a heated budget hearing on Wednesday, Republicans voted to remove her remarks from the record.

“This is more than a question of resources,” Underwood said during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the administration’s budget request from acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan. “Congress has been more than willing to provide resources and to work with you, Mr. Secretary, to address the security and humanitarian concerns and, at this point, with five children dead and 5,000 separated from their families, this is intentional. It’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration, and it’s cruel and inhumane.”

McAleenan excoriated the freshman Illinois lawmaker for the comments, which she refused to walk back.

After the clash over her comments, the committee voted to strike Underwood’s comments from the record. Nine Republicans voted to delete the remarks and seven Democrats voted against doing so; 10 Democrats were not present for the vote.

Here’s the exchange:

How can we let Republicans have a majority at such a crucial committee meeting?


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Where were the Dems? I’ve been asking that same question my whole life! (I’m 72 and have always been a registered Democrat.)