Democrats want more terrorists in U.S. airports.
In a true “inmates taking over the asylum” moment, 174 House Democrats voted against an amendment that would ban TSA from hiring convicted terrorists.
Why? Because not hiring terrorists was seen as too “Islamophobic” for the socialist wing of the Democratic Party.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) explained why the amendment was scuttled: “The socialist wing of the party did not want to have that amendment go forward on this bill.”
“When it was offered, overwhelmingly the majority of the House would like to see the TSA not hire terrorists or those who have been convicted of sexual misconduct with minors and others,” he said. “But the socialist wing of the party, that controls now the Democratic Party, said that that could not be offered.”
Indeed, the most far-left voices in Congress voted against the bill, including “Squad” members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. Omar and Tlaib are the only two Muslims currently serving in Congress.
However, despite the best efforts of the socialist left, the bill passed with bipartisan support: 42 (sane) Democrats joined Republicans in taking the bill across the finish line.