Rep. Louie Gohmert maybe doing this as a symbolic gesture, but it’s appropriate. He’s doing a number of things with this. He’s attempting to shine light on long buried history. The Democratic double standard is again being shown. Finally, the representative is taking advantage of – or mocking – the current cancel culture. It could be seen either way. In the civil war the Democrats and media have started, he thought this worth mentioning.
Holding the left to the Democratic standard
Reps. Andy Biggs, Jody Hice, Randy Weber, and Andy Harris joined Rep. Gohmert to call for a ban of the Democratic party and encouraged them to change their name due to their involvement in slavery.
The resolution outlined that the Democratic party has much involvement in racism and hatred. Since the left wants to eliminate symbols and reminders of an unpleasant past, the party should change its name due to its affiliation.
Democrats didn’t want the slaves freed
Gohmert told Brietbart, “The time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.”
“As the country watches violent leftists burn our cities, tear down our statues and call upon every school, military base and city street to be renamed, it is important to note that past atrocities these radicals claim to be so violently offensive were largely committed by members in good standing of the Democratic Party.
“Whether it be supporting the most vile forms of racism or actively working against civil rights legislation, Democrats in this country perpetuated these abhorrent forms of discrimination and violence practically since their party’s inception.”
Illustrating absurdity by being absurd
The left has never liked that because it shows a mirror. Gohmert concluded, “To avoid triggering innocent bystanders by the racist past of the Democratic Party, I would suggest they change their name. That is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur.”
The resolution also asks Nancy Pelosi to dispose of any item that “names, symbolizes or mentions any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy” from the House wing.