Squad Refuses to Vote for Amendment Banning Terrorists from Working for TSA
Sexual misconduct and terror convictions clearly mean nothing to the squad and 170 other democrats. This laundry list of democrats all voted to reject a recent amendment written to ensure individuals who have a criminal history including sex crimes and terror convictions from working for the TSA.
Despite the fact that this amendment was drafted by Democrat Rep. Lauren Underwood, it showed just how divided the Democrats in the house really are. How is it that any representative would vote against a bill that would safeguard the American people. Especially since the TSA is tasked with safeguarding our skies from another terror attack the likes of what we all witnessed on 9/11. Additionally, the TSA conducts screenings of passengers some of which include pat downs – would you want someone with a history of sex crimes patting down your son or daughter?
It’s clear the socialist wing of the Democrat party is running their caucus and as result bills and amendments like this are becoming points of contention. Despite the back and forth, the amendment was included in the bill after 41 other Democrats broke ranks and sided with House Republicans. Furthermore, amid all of this back and forth regarding this amendment House leader Nancy Pelosi was completely silent on the matter.
According to the Washington Free Beacon,
“It’s no surprise that Democrat logic in 2020 means taking marching orders from Justice Democrats to give TSA the ability to hire the Harvey Weinsteins of the world,” the aide said. “A ‘second chance’ for sex offenders shouldn’t include patting down traveling families.”
Lesko argued in favor of the amendment by highlighting troubling examples of sexual misconduct by TSA screeners, including a Los Angeles screener who used fraud to falsely imprison and unclothe a woman going through security.
“Fortunately, this offender was immediately fired by the TSA. However, under this bill … this predator could be on the federal payroll for months or even years,” Lesko said. “We have two options today: Adopt the Underwood amendment and keep sexual predators off of the federal payroll, or reject it and reward sexual predators with a paycheck from the taxpayer.