Lawmakers Denounce Socialism in New House Vote

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( – On Thursday, the House passed a new resolution that denounced socialism. The resolution was passed through the chamber easily in a 328-86-14 vote. This vote caused a split among Democrats with 109 of them voting along with Republicans in favor of the resolution, while 86 of them voted against it. There were also 14 members who voted “present,” according to The Hill.

The measure in question states that the socialist ideology always leads to a collapse of state systems into brutal dictatorships, totalitarian rule, and Communist regimes.

It continues by stating that a number of the world’s biggest socialists had caused some of the largest crimes. As a reference, it mentions Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Il, Vladimir Lenin, Nicolás Maduro , Mao Zedong, and Fidel Castro. Apart from naming specific members of the socialist ideology, there are also references to the actions committed by those people and their regimes.

This is why the resolution establishes that there will never be any form of socialist policies that will be implemented within the U.S.

Rep. Salazar (R-FL) who sponsored the resolution said that they were trying to make a strong statement that the House would refuse to support such a “cruel and unjust ideology,” according to The Hill.

While the majority of Democrats supported the resolution, several Democrats were concerned about it and some even discussed certain concerns regarding Medicare and Social Security.

Rep. Theresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM), who voted “present,” had said that while she denounces socialism, the Republicans should have spent their time and attention on something else.

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