From the DesMoines Register:
In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is on its way, and Rep. Steve King will seek the official recognition from the U.S. House for the holiday.
The Iowa Republican’s resolution [HR 847] “recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith” is scheduled to come up for debate and a roll-call vote in the House today, King said in an interview.
“Because Congress can honor Ramadan, Congress can honor Christmas,” he said. “The foundation of this American culture is Christianity.”
n October, the House recognized Ramadan as the “holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide.”
The resolution also recognized the Islamic faith as “one of the great religions of the world” and rejected hatred and bigotry against Muslims. The vote was 376-0, with 42 members voting “present.”
Later in October, the House declared that Diwali is a “festival of great significance to Indian Americans and the people of India” that has religious and historical importance, and is celebrated annually by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains. The vote was 358-0, with eight members voting present.
Among those voting present on the Ramadan measure was Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., who did not raise objections on the floor but did so afterward.
“This resolution is an example of the degree to which political correctness has captured the political and media elite in this country,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement.
So, with nothing more important to do, the idiots in Congress voted on the measure. The results: 372 Yeas, 9 Nays, 10 voted Present, and 40 did not vote. You can see the whole list here.
Afterwards, little Stevie held his stamped his little feet and threw a fit. From Radio Iowa:
Congressman Steve King is railing against a few members of the U.S. House who failed to support his congressional resolution honoring Christmas.
King says most of them had voted “yes” on resolutions honoring the major holidays of other religions, like Islam’s Ramadan. “We had ten people that voted present on this resolution last night and nine of them were those who voted for those other resolutions,” King said this morning on the Fox News Channel.
There was no debate of King’s resolution and King himself wasn’t there to vote “yes” as he was stranded in Iowa because of the weather. Yet King says those in congress who were there and voted “no” are part of an “assault on Christianity in America.”
Here we go again with the War on Christmas bullshit. Little Stevie, stop watching Bill O’Reilly!!
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