Harold Hutchison on May 25, 2023
Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts called Republicans “godless” for demanding spending cuts during a speech on the House floor Thursday.
“The Republicans continue to govern in a way that is clueless, callous and with great contempt, and I would say godless, because faith without works is dead,” said Pressley, a member of “The Squad,” a group of left-wing Democrats in the House of Representatives that includes Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Cori Bush of Missouri and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy talked Monday, but failed to reach an agreement on lifting the debt ceiling. Republicans, led by McCarthy, are insisting on spending cuts to accompany any increase in the limit to the national debt, which currently stands at $31.4 trillion, while Democrats have demanded a “clean” debt ceiling increase, with no spending cuts or other legislative items attached.
Democrats have condemned proposed spending cuts, with some of the more left-wing members like Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland calling on Biden to invoke the 14th Amendment to unilaterally lift the debt ceiling.
“Republicans want us to make an impossible choice: Extreme drastic cuts to life-saving programs or a catastrophic default on our debt, both of which would impact our most vulnerable,” Pressley said.
The House of Representatives passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act on April 26 by a 217-215 vote, which increases the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion, repeals portions of the Inflation Reduction Act, requires Congress to approve regulations that have an economic effect of $100 million or more and establishes new work requirements for welfare programs.
“Stop playing with people’s lives. This is not a game. Pass a clean debt ceiling increase,” Pressley said.
6 thoughts on “‘Squad’ Member Calls GOP ‘Godless’ On House Floor”
This article should have Ayanna Pressley’s picture on it, not AOCs.
Why is it that fools have been elected to represent hard working Americans? We are not to support those who are capable of working for themselves, why are they continuing to give away the people’s money. They continue to give themselves raises and we get inflation, high gas prices and high food costs and the elected keep finding ways to give our money to non contributors. Why are we allowing these so-called representatives of the people to give non citizens the right to vote in American elections. They murder and mutilate our children not to mention the confusion of children who have not been taught how to think. We will we wake-up and save our nation and stop this woke mess from the pit of hell. There is a GOD and all will give an account of their doings on this earth and what was done to the children and our fellow man. Don’t be woke, but wake-up, woke no longer means you are awake.
Get rid of the woke crap for sure!!
Stick your guns Republican’s !!!!
These Godless haters called the Squad are just describing themselves and the Democrats today.Think about it,who is Anti Christian today?It is the Democrat party.
GOP runs on God first,family next,and liberty
We want all to to have freedom to speak the truth in love.
Democrats run on lies, powers and destroying indiviual lives if they disagree with their agenda. Censorship. What happen to our Constitution?
Don’t spend us to oblivion. Care enough to keep America, America functioning for the future generations .We are a spoiled country with no boundaries of doing What is right for all , and not just a specific color or race. ,We don’t ‘suckered punch someone because of what he looks like. We allow each person to be whoever he wants to be without trying to force his belief on his neighbor. Allow me to be who I am , and I will allow you to be who you are. Without infringing on the true rights of our neighbors.
We are not Marxist. We are free Americans.We believe in liberty and a free nation.