Congresswomen Tlaib, Bush Statement on Vote Against H. Res. 363

Washington D.C. — Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after voting against H. Res. 363 yesterday on the House floor. 

“Let us be clear: the health and safety of every one of our community members — including our first responders — is a top priority for us. But this resolution is not a referendum on support for the safety of first responders. It is a document intended to advance Republicans’ false narrative around supporting law enforcement and gaslight the public about where they stand. Let’s not forget that Republicans are the Party of Insurrection. It was Republican politicians who enabled January 6th by peddling lies about the election. And it was a mob that supported these Republicans that stormed the Capitol and violently assaulted law enforcement officers — and these same Republicans chose not to show up and join us and our colleagues earlier this year at a bipartisan commemoration in support of the Capitol Police officers who died due to the events of January 6th. Far from supporting law enforcement, Republicans are using their majority to actively target agencies that try to uphold the law and hold them and their cult leader Donald Trump accountable for their criminal behavior. 

“If Republicans cared about public safety, including the safety of law enforcement officers, they wouldn’t be enabling insurrection, passing hypocritical messaging bills, and holding our economy hostage so they can ram through their unpopular agenda that disinvests from our communities. They would be taking up legislation like the People’s Response Act and the many other proposals that our Democratic colleagues have put forward that would invest in communities, prevent violence, and move us closer to genuine public safety for all.”

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