HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMING Qanon

HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMING Qanon

Seventeen Republican congressmen and Justin Amash vote against House resolution condemning QAnon

HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMING Qanon

Seventeen Republican congressmen and Justin Amash vote against House resolution condemning QAnon

The House passed a resolution condemning the conspiracy theory movement known as QAnon, but 17 Republicans and Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, a libertarian, voted against it.

H.R. 1154 passed on Friday 371-18, with one person voting present. QAnon is a right-wing conspiracy group that believes, among other things, that a group of powerful politicians is involved in a child sex-trafficking ring.

Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia was one of those who voted nay but later explained on Twitter that he did so unintentionally and instead meant to vote yea.

In addition to the 17, 33 Republican members of Congress abstained.

NOT TOO MANY WANTED TO EXPLAIN

Only a few of those who voted no have publicly explained why.

“The resolution threatens protected speech (absurd as that speech may be), and its prescriptions for addressing QAnon aren’t appropriate for what we know about them & may make things worse. These are conspiracy theorists who believe in a deep state that’s fighting against them,” Amash wrote on Twitter.

“In the middle of a global pandemic, while our cities are subjected to violence and hardworking Americans are watching their livelihoods be burnt to the ground by rioting, leftist groups,” Florida Rep. Daniel Webster told the Washington Examiner, “Democrats in Congress are giving legitimacy to fringe groups that peddle in conspiracy theories. I never thought I’d live to see this day — instead of passing a bill to renew the Paycheck Protection Program or condemning rioting, looting, and violence against law-abiding citizens, Democrats are railing against an internet group.”

Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina said in a statement that while he condemned “in the strongest terms QAnon, Antifa, KKK,” the resolution “was yet another worthless messaging bill that does absolutely nothing to address the violence taking place in cities throughout our nation.”

He added: “For Congress to pass a resolution condemning QAnon by name, but make no such mention of other violent organizations, is shameful.”

A LIST OF NO VOTERS

Beyond the four congressmen mentioned above, others who voted against the resolution included Reps. Jodey Arrington of Texas, Brian Babin of Texas, Rob Bishop of Utah, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Michael Burgess of Texas, Warren Davidson of Ohio, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Drew Ferguson of Georgia, Bill Flores of Texas, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Steve King of Iowa, Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Tiffany of Wisconsin.

The Washington Examiner contacted the offices of all of these congressmen for comment but did not immediately hear back.

President Trump came under fire weeks ago after he avoided directly condemning QAnon. Trump also endorsed Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is running for Congress in Georgia and has voiced support for the conspiracy theory.

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2 Comments

  1. Queen Nancy at the helm. What do you expect of a person of that age, sanity?

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