For Immediate Release: February 14, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Key Co-sponsors Include Radicals Maxine Waters, Rashida Tlaib, & Ilhan Omar
Washington, D.C.: Over 30 House Democrats, led by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) have introduced a new bill to “declare unconditional war on racism” and establish a new cabinet-level Department of Reconciliation that will be charged with “eliminating racism and invidious discrimination” to the tune of a $7 billion annual budget.
“At a time when Democrats are feeling the heat from the electorate, establishing a new woke federal department is likely to drag down their 2022 hopes even further,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Past reconciliation payment plans have often met a healthy public skepticism. Paying out untold amounts of taxpayer money generations after slavery was ended is a tough sell.
“This year, Democrats might find the pushback even tougher. They’re already facing train wreck results in election-year polling. Their radical agenda is getting further away from mainstream America and their top leaders like President Biden have failed to competently address any of the foreign or domestic crises we face. In fact, even Democrats don’t want their own leaders right now. A new poll shows that for the first time prospective Democrat voters don’t want Joe Biden in 2024.”
Similar to the creation of the welfare state under Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty,” H. Res. 919 would seek to combat racism through the federal oversight of every facet of American life from criminal justice to housing to banking to healthcare to elections and beyond.
“It’s really quite disturbing,” Martin concluded, “how eerily similar this bill is to the proposals of radical Critical Race Theory activist Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi has recommended a federal Department of Anti-Racism that would review and approve all public policies — federal, state, and even local. It’s hard to imagine this Democrat Department of Reconciliation wouldn’t end up wielding the same sort of funding and disciplinary power.
“This resolution is an incredibly dangerous, and I hope, an incredibly unpopular idea that will be met with resounding disapproval from all Americans.”