House Democrat Argues Against Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance

  • The House Judiciary Committee’s rules meeting devolved into a spat over an amendment to have the Pledge of Allegiance recited before committee meetings.
  • The amendment, proposed by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), was first objected to by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who argued it was redundant to recite the Pledge of Allegiance because the pledge is already recited on the House floor daily.
  • Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) then accused Nadler of skipping the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and argued the rules amendment should be passed. Johnson said it was “absurd” to suggest reciting the pledge was not important.