Congressman Steve King is railing against a few members of the U.S. House who failed to support his congressional resolution honoring Christmas. King’s resolution passed overwhelmingly, but 10 of the four-hundred-35 members of congress voted present rather than “yes” and nine others voted “no.”
King says most of them had voted “yes” on resolutions honoring the major holidays of other religions, like Islam’s Ramadan. “We had ten people that voted present on this resolution last night and nine of them were those who voted for those other resolutions,” King said this morning on the Fox News Channel.
There was no debate of King’s resolution and King himself wasn’t there to vote “yes” as he was stranded in Iowa because of the weather. Yet King says those in congress who were there and voted “no” are part of an “assault on Christianity in America.”
“I would be very interested in their rationale,” King said of those who did not support his Christmas resolution. “I would like to know how they can vote yes on Ramadan, yes on the Indian religions but no on Christianity.”
Some have suggested the small group of Democrats voted “no” because they considered voting on a resolution honoring Christmas and Christianity frivolous compared to the other issues Congress must deal with before year’s end.