Although the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning attacks on pro-life groups and churches, only three Democrats voted in favor of it.
None of those three Democrats belonged to the Minnesota delegation.
On Wednesday the U.S. House passed H. Con. Res. 3 “condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches” by a vote of 222 to 209. No Republicans voted against the measure.
The resolution listed over 30 incidents of vandalism against crisis pregnancy centers, churches, and the headquarters of pro-life organizations between May and October 2022. It identified the May 2 leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, the case that ended up overturning the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, and the official June 24 ruling as key reasons for the attacks.
Every Minnesota Democrat serving in the U.S. House — Reps. Angie Craig, Betty McCollum, Ilhan Omar, and Dean Phillips — cast “nay” votes against the resolution.
The only Democrats in the House to support the resolution were Reps. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington.
The resolution also “recognizes the sanctity of life” and urges the Biden administration to “use all appropriate law enforcement authorities to uphold public safety and to protect the rights of pro-life facilities, groups, and churches.”
David Hann, chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, blasted the four Minnesota Democrats for effectively refusing to condemn violence against pro-lifers.
“Violence has no place in our political discourse or society as a whole. While Republicans in Congress voted to take a stand against it, Democrats Angie Craig, Betty McCollum, Ilhan Omar and Dean Phillips refused to do so,” he said in a Thursday statement. “Make no mistake — they voted to support radical violence against churches, organizations that support pregnant mothers in need, and more.”
“This is reprehensible and Minnesotans should take note that their Democrat representatives in Congress support the use of violence when it serves their partisan political agenda,” Hann added.