They’ve got it bad.
Former President Donald Trump has been out of office for a month, yet Democrats show no signs they’ve gotten over the obsessive hatred that has consumed them for the past five years.
In late January, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) introduced H.R. 484, the “No Glory for Hate Act,” which seeks to ban “any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives” from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery or having “any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military installation, street, or other Federal property” named after him.
No Federal funds may be used to create or display any symbol, monument, or statue commemorating any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of this Act or has been convicted of a State or Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States on Federal public land, including or name, designate, or redesignate a Federal building or Federal land after, or in commemoration of, any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of this Act or has been convicted of a State or Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States.
In a Jan. 27 press release, Sanchez wrote: “For years, Donald Trump poured gasoline on lies, encouraging racism and hatred, then lit the match on January 6th. A president who has been impeached twice does not deserve the honours bestowed on a former president. We should never glorify the hatred Donald Trump personified as President. This bill ensures that there is no glory for hate, not a building, statue, or even a park bench.”
This misguided legislation currently has 13 cosponsors.
Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) reacted to this latest farce in the tweet below.
Many of us weren’t thrilled to hear that Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will be renamed after the repellent former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Let’s ask Sen. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, how he feels about that.
In August 2012, three months before the election, Reid stood on the Senate floor and told colleagues, “So the word is out that he [Romney] has not paid any taxes for ten years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.” Reid claimed he had obtained this information from anonymous sources.
Not even The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin liked him. In a 2014 column titled “Harry Reid’s toxic influence on politics,” she wrote:
There are few politicians more cavalier with the truth and more loathsome than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He delighted in telling a bald-faced untruth about Mitt Romney, namely that he did not pay taxes for 10 years. He now says the Koch brothers didn’t pay corporate taxes. He calls the brothers, who provide jobs and legally participate in the American political system, “un-American.” His self-enrichment in Nevada is legendary, and he reportedly has been under investigation in a corruption probe.
Still, can you imagine Republicans introducing a bill to block it?
Another resolution, House. Con. Res. 6, targeting the former president was introduced in January by freshman Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA), who replaced the late Rep. John Lewis after his July death. This bill, perhaps even stupider than H.R. 484 (if possible), seeks to prevent Trump from ever setting foot in the Capitol Complex again.
This resolution reads in part:
Directing the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and the United States Capitol Police to prohibit President Donald John Trump from entering the United States Capitol at any time after the expiration of his term as President.
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), SECTION 1. Prohibiting President Trump from entering United States Capitol.
The Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and the United States Capitol Police shall take such actions as may be necessary to prohibit President Donald John Trump from entering the United States Capitol at any time after the expiration of his term as President.
This bill currently has zero co-sponsors.
Democrats have just wasted valuable time and taxpayer money on the second of two unwarranted Senate impeachment trials, time that should have been spent addressing the very real problems America faces.
Donald Trump is out of office. Democrats, please try to let go of your obsession and move on for the sake of the country.
Remember, the first step is admitting you have a problem.