Home Judiciary members battle over pledge modification, botch oath in tweet
The Home Judiciary Committee’s guidelines assembly devolved right into a spat over an modification to have the Pledge of Allegiance recited earlier than committee conferences.
The modification, proposed by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), was first objected to by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who argued it was redundant to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as a result of the pledge is already recited on the Home ground every day.
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Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) then accused Nadler of skipping the every day recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and argued the principles modification needs to be handed. Johnson mentioned it was “absurd” to counsel reciting the pledge was not essential.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) then said it was “very ironic” that members of Congress who he claims supported the Jan. 6 Capitol riot had been pushing for the Pledge of Allegiance. He added he was not against the Pledge of Allegiance.
Nadler then fired again at Mike Johnson’s accusation that he skips the Pledge of Allegiance on the Home ground, saying he has participated within the pledge on the Home ground “dozens of instances” and plans to proceed to take action.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Gaetz bought into an argument over Cicilline’s modification to the modification, which might forestall anybody who has “supported an revolt in opposition to the US in any means” from main the pledge. Gaetz then argued Cicilline’s modification would disqualify a number of Democratic committee members and asserted his modification was obscure in terminology.
The GOP Home Judiciary Twitter web page then tweeted the video and blasted Nadler for opposing the modification, saying it was “unbelievable.”
A deleted tweet from the Home Republicans’ Twitter account quote-tweeted the GOP Home Judiciary with the Pledge of Allegiance, incorrectly quoting the oath.
“I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all,” the deleted tweet says.
The pledge is: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the US of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation beneath God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Gaetz’s modification handed, however Cicilline’s modification didn’t.