Incompetent Elected Officials Of The Month: Rep. Mario Diaz-Belart (R-Fla.) And Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)

Also: two pathetic weenies.

Both GOP House members now are recanting their votes the so-called Respect for Marriage Act, which passed the House with 47 Republicans voting with the unanimous Democratic throng. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, says his original vote was the result of “confusion” and because Speaker Nancy Pelosi “rushed” the bill through to the floor vote. Rep. Mario Diaz-Belart said yesterday,

“My record shows that I am a long-standing advocate against discrimination of all types. I, however, cannot support any effort that undermines religious liberties by failing to provide legitimate safeguards for faith-based organizations that object based on their deeply-held religious beliefs.”

What really happened is that conservatives on social media and in the punditry scorched the Republicans who voted for the measure, which is necessary, obvious, benign and a gift to the GOP if was capable of thinking straight, so now these two cowards are backing down and claiming that they didn’t mean it.

Look, the job of a House member is this simple: read a bill and decide if you support it or not. I can respect someone who votes for a bill and someone who votes against it, but doing what these two are doing is the equivalent of announcing, “I can’t do my job!”

Congress does not need incompetents, and it does not need weenies. It really doesn’t need incompetent weenies.

6 thoughts on “Incompetent Elected Officials Of The Month: Rep. Mario Diaz-Belart (R-Fla.) And Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)

  1. In what way does the bill “undermine religious liberties by failing to provide legitimate safeguards for faith-based organizations that object based on their deeply-held religious beliefs”? It only governs what a “person acting under color of State law” may or may not do, and explicitly does not require religious institutions to participate in marriages against their beliefs.

    Are these representatives lying about the contents of the bill to pretend they agree with people who are ignorant of the contents of the bill (or with people who oppose the bill regardless of its religious protections)? It’s not a long document.

    It’s sort of like saying, “Oh, I didn’t realize this NASA funding bill also had a provision for shooting people into space against their will. To all my anti-space constituents, I apologize for voting for it.” It’s dishonest on multiple levels and further misguides those who are misguided.

  2. From wiki: The Díaz-Balart family is a Cuban-American political family primarily composed of the descendants of Cuban politician Rafael Díaz-Balart, and including two members of the United States Congress. In 2003, the family was voted “Best Power Family” in the annual Miami New Times “BEST OF MIAMI” issue, which asserted that the family managed to “carve out a new U.S. Congressional district expressly for an ambitious family member”, and also noted that the father and grandfather of the U.S. politicians “were important members of the ruling oligarchy during the fearsome reign of Fulgencio Batista”.

    Cubans are not big on homosexuality, to put it mildly. This guy represents all the heavily Cuban refugee areas of Dade County. Growing up with Cuban refugees, I became familiar with the word “matecon,” which is. of course, “maricon” in Spanish, Cuban for “queer.”

    Old Mario couldn’t possibly go back to Hialeah or Calle Ocho or had a media noche at Versailles having voted for gay marriage. Mierda. No way.

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