I have a question, question, even if you’ve never flown and had to deal with TSA agents. Is it a good idea for the government to screen applications for these jobs to weed out potential terrorists and convicted sex offenders? NH Democrat Chris Pappas doesn’t think so.
Despite their support for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, 174 House Democrats voted against an amendment to the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act that alters the way TSA disciplines and fires workers.
The amendment would ensure that “that individuals convicted of sex crimes, terrorism, and other violent offenses cannot be employed by the TSA.”.
Republicans were able to include the amendment in the bill only after Underwood and 41 other Democrats broke ranks to insert the language into the bill in a 227-175 vote. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D, Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.), as well as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.), all voted against Underwood’s amendment when Rep. Debbie Lesko (R., Ariz.) put it forward in a motion to recommit—the last opportunity for a House bill to be amended before a final passage vote.
The amendment, written by Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood (Ill.), was pulled by majority leadership because of pressure from the socialist wing of the Democrat party. The caucus was being run by their far-left members. New Hampshire Democrat Chris Pappas joined them in opposition and voted against the amendment when it was finally brought back to the floor.
For clarity, this modification will make it harder for suspected terrorists and convicted sexual predators to work for the TSA, including people who may want to kill Americans and those who perform pat-downs on travelers, including women and children.
Chris Pappas voted to prevent those protections.
There’s an election in November. Maybe you should consider electing someone else to Congress from NH Congressional District one. I know I am.