Christmas Resolution passes House, 9 Democrats vote “NO”

The Bill passed 372-9.

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) responds:

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Steve King reacted this morning to the nine “NO” votes on his resolution to honor Christmas and the Christian faith. The vote shocked Capitol Hill observers because votes on similar resolutions honoring the holidays of Islam and Hinduism passed without any NO votes.

Appearing this morning on the Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends, King said, “The [nine] naysayers didn’t make it to the floor to debate. I would like to know how they could vote Yes on Islam, Yes on the Indian Religions and No on Christianity when the foundation of this nation and our American culture is Christianity…I think there’s an assault on Christianity in America.”

Big surprise, all “NO” votes belonged to Democrats:

The nine Members voting NO were Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). None of the nine voted against resolutions honoring the Islamic holiday of Ramadan and the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

Link: http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/ia05_king/121207Christmas.html

BILL TITLE: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

The final vote and roll call:

Yeas Nays PRES NV
Democratic 195 9 9 19
Republican 177   1 21
Independent        
TOTALS 372 9 10 40

Link:
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll1143.xml

I discussed the Islamic proclivities of the Democrats in a previous post here:

Link:
http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2007/10/02/democrats-introduce-pro-islamic-resolution/

Democrats gave an overwhelming stamp of approval to honor the ‘religion’ of rabid scumbags who directed the violence before, during, and subsequent 9/11, but when it comes to recognizing Christmas with the same consideration, 9 manage to vote “NO”.

10 members of Congress voted “PRESENT”, 9 of which were Democrats, 1 Republican, and 40 did not vote at all: 19 Democrats, 21 Republicans.

Aside from the 9 “NAYS”, I want to know what kept the “PRESENT” and “NOT VOTING” members from casting a ballot.

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