Adult lawmakers: We're NOT going – and you can't make us!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Virginia House Democrats (Twitter image)It's an example of the growing acceptability of incivility in American politics. That's what a former Justice Department attorney says about Democrats threatening to boycott a historical event if President Donald Trump is there.

A ceremony is planned in Jamestown, Virginia, on July 30 to mark the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America. The weeklong celebration will mark the founding of the House of Burgesses in 1619, which was the first legislative assembly in America. But the Democratic leadership of Virginia's House and Senate tweeted in a statement on Friday that they "will not be attending any part of the commemorative session where Donald Trump is in attendance."

J. Christian Adams is the former Justice Department attorney who is president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation. During an appearance Monday on American Family Radio, he pointed out that this type of reaction from the left is really not new.

"Incivility and personal attacks got started, I think, with the Clarence Thomas nomination [in 1991]," he stated. "But it's taken on a life of its own; it governs our discourse. The president is going to celebrate 400 years of representative democracy in Jamestown, and the Democrats in Virginia say they're not going to go."

The Virginia lawmakers added in their statement: "The current President does not represent the values that we would celebrate at the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the western world."

Adams

Adams said the Democrats' response begs the question: Would this have happened 40 years ago? Or even 10 years ago?

"Imagine if that happened with President Obama," he wondered. "When the Republicans were in charge of the Virginia General Assembly and a President Obama was going to come talk and they said We're not going to show up when he's there? We all know what would have happened."

One response on Twitter to the Virginia Democrats says:

"My husband and I are taking our grandkids to Jamestown that day. We would be happy to take your seats and represent Virginia. Mr. Trump is the duly elected president. Ashamed that I have to explain your rudeness to the children."

Neither the event organizer nor the White House have confirmed a published report that Trump will attend the Jamestown event next week.


Image above taken from the Twitter page for the Virginia House Democrats.

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