ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1973: U.S. & North Vietnam’s William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending the longest U.S. war and military draft.
Rep. Victoria Spartz laid into House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, saying he needs to stop engaging in political spats with Democrats and start focusing on the American people.
The Indiana Republican’s words come in response to McCarthy’s pledge to remove Democratic Reps. Eric Swalwell, Adam Schiff, and Ilhan Omar from their committee assignments.
Spartz released a statement to oppose the action, calling on McCarthy to stop the “bread and circuses” with his colleagues in Congress and to “start governing for a change.”
Two wrongs do not make a right. Speaker Pelosi took unprecedented actions last Congress to remove Reps. Greene and Gosar from their committees without proper due process. Speaker McCarthy is taking unprecedented actions this Congress to deny some committee assignments to the Minority without proper due process again. As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade again. Speaker McCarthy needs to stop “bread and circuses” in Congress and start governing for a change.
The phrase “bread and circuses” originates from a Latin expression that refers to how the ruling class would provide the masses with superficial means to appease them, while distracting them from larger problems.