Wasserman Schultz Statement on House Republicans' Anti-LGBT Tactics

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Washington, DC, May 19, 2016 | comments
I have been in public service for more than 25 years, and today was one of the most shameful days in any elected body I have ever been a part of. House Republican Leadership – lacking any courage, principles, or fortitude – held open a vote so that their Members could stand in favor of discrimination against our LGBT brothers and sisters, by twisting the arms of their own Members until they switched their votes in order to defeat the amendment. Shame on Speaker Ryan and the House Republican Conference for this pathetic display of cowardice and bigotry.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on House Republicans’ Anti-LGBT Tactics

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after House Republican Leadership held open a vote on an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Act  in order to defeat a pro-LGBT amendment that would prohibit discrimination in hiring:

“I have been in public service for more than 25 years, and today was one of the most shameful days in any elected body I have ever been a part of.  House Republican Leadership – lacking any courage, principles, or fortitude – held open a vote so that their Members could stand in favor of discrimination against our LGBT brothers and sisters, by twisting the arms of their own Members until they switched their votes in order to defeat the amendment. Shame on Speaker Ryan and the House Republican Conference for this pathetic display of cowardice and bigotry.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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