Democratic Congressman Jared Polis has had enough of Republican Rep. Steve King’s racism and bigotry. Polis has proposed a new bill that would stop King from legislating.
In a statement, Polis said:
For too long, Steve King has overstepped his constitutionally nonexistent judicial authority. Mr. King has perverted the Constitution to create rights to things such as discrimination, bullying, and disparate treatment. These efforts to enshrine these appalling values as constitutional rights were not envisioned by the voters, or by King’s colleagues who must currently try to restrain his attempts to single-handedly rewrite the nation’s founding principles on a bill-by-bill basis.
I urge the House to bring this bill to the floor. If passed, my bill would preserve the right of millions of voters in all 50 states who would prefer that Steve King refrain from legislating a role for himself in their marriage decisions.
Polis’s legislation is a response to a new bill from King that would strip the courts of all jurisdiction to hear marriage equality cases. Republicans are losing these cases across the country, so King came up with the unconstitutional idea of no longer letting the courts hear the cases.
Rep. King is not well liked by his colleagues in the House. Last year, Speaker of the House John Boehner called King an “asshole.” If Polis’s bill would be brought to the floor for a vote, there is a good chance that it would pass.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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