For the longest time, I use to believe that it was sort of unfair that the Democrat Party is still present day being labeled as “the slavery party.”
After all, slavery ended well over 150 years ago, right?
One other thing… geographically, the Jackass Party and the GOP have essentially traded places. Back in the mid-19th century, Republicans dominated the North, while Dems solidly controlled the South.
Well, maybe we conservatives have every right in the world to continue to remind the Dems of their hard-core pro-slavery roots.
Case in point, the senior senator from the Empire State has publicly attacked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) regarding Rubio’s proposed amendment to ban products from China made from Uyghur-slave labor
Not only did lil’ Chuckie Schumer refer to Rubio’s proposal as a “poison pill”, he also tagged it as “sad, tragic and almost absurd.”
This is an ANTI-SLAVERY proposal. Let that sink in.
In the meantime, here’s a report on the situation from Kristina Wong of Breitbart.com (emphasis mine);
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) late Wednesday evening blasted an amendment by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) that would ban Chinese imports made with Uyghur-slave labor, claiming it was a “poison pill” holding up the advancement of annual must-pass defense legislation.
“The Rubio amendment is a poison pill in the sense that it blows up the bill,” Schumer said during a rant on the Senate floor.
Senate Republicans and even Democrats have criticized Schumer for waiting so long to bring the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the Senate floor for a vote. The defense bill authorizes the Pentagon’s yearly budget and its activities and is considered must-pass legislation.
Republicans have objected to Schumer now wanting to pass the NDAA with a limited number of amendments, but on Wednesday there were negotiations with Schumer on a list of 25 amendments that all 100 senators could unanimously consent to adding to the NDAA.
However, Rubio objected to the move since his amendment was not included in the list. Rubio’s amendment would effectively ban the import of solar panels made with Uyghur slave labor in China, and is reportedly opposed by the Biden administration.