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Dave Brat’s Statement on the Democrat House floor protest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dave Brat’s Statement on the Democrat House floor protest:

The Democrats are engaging in dishonest political theater that conflates all gun violence in the past several decades with the actions of the Orlando murderer who pledged allegiance to ISIS.

The loss of innocent life in Orlando was tragic, and Congress must take strong action to keep Americans safe. However, the bill Democrats are proposing, Peter King’s HR 1076, would give the Attorney General the authority to deny firearms to anyone on a secret list. The bill failed in the Senate and violates several Constitutional rights, including the right to due process.

Americans are innocent until proven guilty. We have the Constitutional right to face our accusers and a right to a trial by a jury of our peers.

This is the democratic process our founding fathers fought to establish. We cannot abandon the Constitution in favor of secret lists.

Fundamentally, the Orlando tragedy didn’t happen because of guns – it happened because of the radical Islamic ideology that the murderer subscribed to. Disarming law abiding Americans is not the way to keep Americans safe.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

8 Responses to “Dave Brat’s Statement on the Democrat House floor protest”

  1. Bob Shannon

    Perhaps Congressman Brat might read my article on VaRight from Tuesday 06/21 titled ” Maybe if we call them Nazi’s ”

    I see no mention or honest critique that what happened in Orlando was a result of this administrations unwillingness to remove the shackles they have placed on all law enforcement agencies and rein in the foolish and dangerous practice of literally giving a suspect who subscribes or claims to subscribe to the Muslim faith the kid glove treatment. The 2 brothers on Long Island never committed a violent act, yet are now safely in custody where they belong, arrested before any harm came to anyone. No more evidence existed against this pair than did against the man who perpetrated this heinous act in Orlando, yet he was walking around free as a bird, and why ? Reasonable people know the answer to that———-heads of the FBI and other federal agencies have been given subtle instructions to ” walk softly” if a suspect is or claims to be a adherent to Radical Islam.

    Brat needs to publically and unequivocally rebuke the Presidents failed domestic policies that after dozens of these attacks here on our own soil clearly illustrate need corrected.

    I admire Brat’s vigorous defense and sound reasoning in his stand against gun legislation that he correctly points out is a bad bill, but as a member of Congress he needs to boldly and loudly voice his opposition to a law enforcement failure that lays at the feet of Barrack Obama.

    Bob Shannon King William

  2. AirForce says:

    Congressman Brat took a walk on a key vote last week that will allow illegals and noncitizens
    ( Muslims) to serve in the Armed Forces.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

    • GMOs are killing us and our Children says:

      Brat also voted with BIG Agriculture for the Dark Act – Monsanto- against the labelling of GMO Food Products and the voters will remember THAT in November.

      His office told outraged constituents he was For “Free Markets” “whatever that means’ in relationship to the Government collusion with Monsanto to keep the public from knowing the country of origin of our Meat and whether our FOOD is genetically modified with Labelling.

  3. Texit Supporter says:

    SOME BODY needs to drill down on Libertarian Congressman Brat to determine if he supports The Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Obama is pushing.

    His Tea Party supporters and the Trump voters may be surprised at what the REAL DAVE BRAT believes.

  4. mr green jeans says:

    While your drillin would you “drill down” on what H&O Company are doing down there?
    Maye some emails from Hillary and Lois, will be discovered. Drill Baby Drill!

    PS The Brits still have the right stuff!

    • Trumpster says:

      Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan supports the Trans Pacific Partnership along with all the RINO Republicans in Washington for their Globalist Chamber Lobbyists.

      Trump is opposed to the TPP.

  5. Bob Shannon

    In the past I have observed that after a few years in DC either the party bosses or the money gets to almost everyone of them.

    Let’s pray that Brat resists. I was terribly troubled by two pictures in the local newspaper here in King William with both Brat and Congressman Wittman smoozing with one of the biggest crony capitalist in the area at a function essentially nurturing the welfare state agriculture has become.

    I wondered to myself just what was said, and what promises made by Brat to these folks who he decried at the Mechanicsville TEA Party meetings in 2010 as Crony capitalism in it’s truest form.

    Let’s hope Brat gave them an earful about free markets and Adam Smith’s invisible hand. His votes like any members need monitored closely to see if the old axiom holds true, even with Brat.
    Bob Shannon


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