I know that Democrats are known for being extremely unpatriotic, yet I am still floored that Rep. Jerry Nadler appears to believe that The Pledge of Allegiance is “unnecessary” and not worth the time for the House Judiciary Committee to recite.
Conservative Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested that the pledge be recited to begin House hearings in the spirit of unity and national price.
He said, “I want to extend a welcome to the new committee members. I’m grateful to be back on this august committee and I understand and appreciate the significance and importance of the work that we do. And I just think it would be nice in the spirit of national unity and national pride which I know we all aspire to do to a greater extent than at the beginning of each meeting the chair, or one of the designees of the chair, would have the opportunity to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.”
“We’re all aware that in these times it’s important for the country to see members of congress working together on some things and while I know we can deal with divisive issues in the committee, uh, it would be my hope we could start every committee with a great unifying, patriotic moment. I yield back,” Gaetz concluded.
Nadler replied, “And the gentleman yields back. I recognize myself to speak in opposition to the amendment. It’s unnecessary.”
🚨 HAPPENING NOW: @RepMattGaetz just requested that the Judiciary Committee recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each hearing. @RepJerryNadler said it was "unnecessary."
Why don't Democrats want to say the Pledge? pic.twitter.com/RMdbg5TAMU
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) February 4, 2021
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