12 December, 2021

The Democratic Party Supports Slavery

Maybe it’s time they dug out all their old white robes and hoods again.

House Democrats Won’t Schedule Vote on Bill to Sanction Chinese Slave Labor (freebeacon.com)

Democratic leaders are walking back their promise to hold a vote this week in the House on legislation that would sanction China’s use of slave labor and ban the import of goods made using it, according to the legislative chamber’s vote schedule.

Democratic House Rules chair Jim McGovern (D., Mass.) promised last week after a meeting with Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) that the House would hold a vote this week on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, a long-stalled human rights bill that has emerged as a flashpoint in U.S.-China relations. While McGovern indicated on Thursday that the bill would proceed, it is not listed on the House’s official floor schedule.

Stupid to believe they ever had any plans to keep their promises. They don’t care about slavery in China.

Democrats in both the House and Senate blocked the bill last week from being included in the annual defense spending package, sparking accusations the Biden administration is quietly lobbying congressional allies to oppose the measure. Climate czar John Kerry, among others, is reportedly concerned the bill would upset China at a critical juncture in the administration’s efforts to ink a climate accord with the CCP.

I think eliminating genocide and slavery is a bit more important than making sure we get solar panels from the CCP.

The ongoing delay is fueling accusations that Democrats are slow-playing the bill at the Biden administration’s request. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act—which would prohibit imports from the Xinjiang region of China, where Uyghurs have been subjected to forced labor, mass surveillance, and detention camps—passed the Senate unanimously in July but has stalled in the House, even though it is widely supported by Republicans and the human rights advocacy community.

I don’t care where the request is coming from. Whoever it is needs to be drawn and quartered. This is pathetically weak on our part. Even the bill isn’t that strong, but at least it’s something. To show that we don’t even have the strength to pass this wimpy bill is telling the Chinese that they can walk all over us and we won’t do anything.

Are we a Superpower or not? I’m beginning to think the answer is “not”.

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