The 4th of July. The celebration of everything good that is America.
Freedom. Democracy (limited, but still trying). Bill of Rights. Fighting against fascism.
The holiday all Americans. Leftists. Rightists. Liberals. Conservatives. Christians. Muslims. Jews. Men. Women. Whites. Blacks. Hispanics. Straights. Gays. The holiday all Americans can celebrate.
Charge up the grill. Throw on some hot dogs. Have a beer.
The most SYMBOLIC holiday. The one holiday that says: We oppose dictators. We oppose fascism. We oppose tyrants. What the Revolutionary War was all about.
So, most US Congressmen are pressing the flesh. Getting photo ops with veterans or kids or old ladies. Listening to voters. Attending parades and picnics and fireworks. Celebrating.
But not all Congressmen (and Congresswomen).
Eight members of the highest lawmaking body in the land chose to skip this 4th of July. They ignored their own citizens and went on a junket. Left the country. Not to some Caribbean beach or exotic Pacific Island. Not to inspect the devastation in Puerto Rico or see for themselves the problems at the border. Not even to use the taxpayers dollars to slip away to Paris or Amsterdam or Rome for a “fact-finding” mission/ vacation.
These lawmakers left the land of the free and the home of the brave to rub shoulders with a dictator and his handpicked representatives. They celebrated freedom by engaging with the rulers of a land run by a dictator. A dictator who , according ot the CIA, FBI and the Senate Intelligence Committee, plotted ( and largely succeeded) to overthrow the US electoral system in 2016. And they are plotting to do the same in 2018, 2020, etc.
These lawmakers left the USA to do homage to Vladimir Putin. Your tax dollars at work.
“…Eight top lawmakers of the American political party now in sole control of Congress running off to Moscow to meet with Russian officials on Independence Day for no urgent reason other than to seek “a better relationship.” In essence, it’s a political gift to Russian President Vladimir Putin and a black eye for America delivered by Republican lawmakers (no Democrats were invited). Let’s remember these GOP names:
- Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
- Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)
- Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
- Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)
- Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
- Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)…”
Happy 4th of July, Comrades.