The following article, Look Which 2020 Democrat Just Introduced A Slavery Reparations Bill In the Senate [Details], was first published on Flag And Cross.
The person who introduced a slavery reparations bill in the Senate stands zero chance of winning the Democrat nomination for president in 2020.
Maybe that’s why he’s trying to make waves?
Otherwise, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has to know he’ll never get this piece of legislation through – maybe not even with a Democrat-controlled executive branch.
Check it out…
From Fox News:
Sen. Cory Booker on Monday introduced a bill that would study the possibility of reparations for descendants of slaves, embracing a push that recently has caught the interest of fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
The senator from New Jersey said Monday that “this bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed.”
The measure is a Senate companion to a bill introduced in the House of Representatives in January by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, which if passed into law would set up a commission to study the impact of slavery and continued discrimination against black Americans and make recommendations on reparation proposals for the descendants of slaves. The legislation was first introduced 30 years ago by then-Rep. John Conyers of Michigan.
During a confirmation hearing for a judicial nominee, Booker applied a religious test. That, of course, would be unconstitutional.
Unfortunately for Cory, Sen. Ted Cruz was close by.
Cruz wasn’t about to let Cory get away with disrespecting the constitution.
From PJ Media:
Booker seized on Rao’s 2008 article opposing the Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas, which decriminalized homosexual activity. He then directly asked her, “Are gay relationships in your opinion immoral?”
Rao: “I am not sure the relevance of that.”
Booker: “Do you think gay relationships are immoral?”
Rao: “I do not.”
Booker: “Do you believe they are a sin?”
Rao: “My personal views on any of these subjects are things I would put to one side.”
Booker: “So you’re not willing to say whether you believe it is sinful for a man — for two men — to be married?”
Booker: “Excuse me?”
Rao: “My response is that these personal views are ones that I would put to one side. Whatever my personal views are on the subject, I would faithfully follow the precedent of the Supreme Court.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Booker for his line of questioning, arguing that questions about what is sinful should be utterly off-limits in confirmation hearings. He cited the Constitution’s ban on a religious test for public office, and declared, “I don’t believe this is a theological court of inquisition.”
Cruz: “The Senate Judiciary Committee should not be a theater for twisting nominees’ records or views, nor should it be an avenue for persecution. We have seen a growing pattern among Senate Democrats of hostility to religious faith. I was deeply troubled a few minutes ago to hear questioning of a nominee asking your personal views on what is sinful. In my view that has no business in this committee.”
Cruz: “We have also seen Senate Democrats attack what they’ve characterized as religious dogma. We have seen Senate Democrats attack nominees for their own personal views on salvation. Article Six of the Constitution says there should be no religious test for any public office.”