Slimy Pete Sessions is at it again. While American Citizens are still in the hospital from the Orlando Massacre, he decides to reiterate that LGBT citizens are not allowed to have the same protections as others. Here is the article from The New Civil Rights Movement webpage.
After Sending 'Thoughts and Prayers' to Orlando GOP House Chair Blocks LGBT Protections Bill
Powerful GOP House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions late on Tuesday blocked a bill that would have codified into law President Barack Obama's 2014 executive orders banning discrimination against LGBT workers by federal contractors. Those protections affect about 20 percent of the nation's workforce.
On Sunday, almost without exception, every other Republican Congressman and Senator who even acknowledged Sunday's terror attack that targeted the LGBT community, Rep. Sessions sent a generic tweet offering his "thoughts and prayers," without mentioning that the victims were LGBT.
He made a similar statement on his Facebook page.
Rep. Sessions, a Republican of Texas, earlier Tuesday came under fire for insisting that Pulse, the site of the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, a horrific anti-LGBT hate crime, and our nation's deadliest mass shooting, was somehow not a gay nightclub.
"It was a young person’s nightclub, I’m told. And there were some [LGBT ppl] there, but it was mostly Latinos," Sessions told a reporter for the National Journal, as The Hill reported, somehow implying perhaps that Latinos can't be LGBT.
This is the third time Republican House leadership has stopped the LGBT protections bill, whose lead sponsor, Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, happens to be gay.
The first time, the bill passed when the clock ran out, but House Leadership colluded by personally speaking with several House Republicans, convincing seven of them to change their "yea" vote to "nay," while holding open the clock. The bill ultimately failed. They also bypassed House decorum, which would have forced those changing their votes to walk up to the clerk to majke the change, but House GOP Leadership allowed them to do it electronically from their seats in an attempt to hide their names.
Democrats were so incensed they yelled, "Shame! Shame! Shame!" as the votes were changed. They vowed to defeat those who changed their votes in November.
The second time, the bill passed, but it was attached as an amendment to another bill, which failed in part because Democrats voted against it after House Republicans attached a sweeping anti-LGBT amendment.
Rep. Sessions is one of the most anti-LGBT and most conservative members of Congress.
He has repeatedly voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, voted to ban gay adoptions, voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which included LGBT protections, voted against prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation, voted to "protect" anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech, and voted to make a state's definition of marriage supersede federal law on same-sex marriage. – thenewcivilrightsmovement.com
Just another politician send us prayers and then pushing us down the stairs. Pete, it's time to go home. I'd say that would be an easy task for you, but I think the jury is still out on as to where you live. You represent Texas, but why are you living less than 10 miles away from the Pulse Night CLub in Orlando, Florida?