In recent House votes, Congressman Cline has again demonstrated the huge gap between his pious rhetoric and his actual beliefs.
–Cline is a vocal advocate of “law and order.” But last week he voted along with all but nine principled Republicans AGAINST holding Donald Trump’s ally Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the bipartisan committee investigating the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol– and specifically Bannon’s conversations with then-president Donald Trump before the attack.
As an editorial in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted:
For anyone who still needs it, most Republican House members last week provided more evidence that the GOP — once the “law-and-order” party — is now the party that coddles criminals.
By overwhelmingly voting against holding Donald Trump crony Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for his refusal to testify in the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, this shameful roster (which included all six of Missouri’s GOP House members, and all four of Virginia’s Republican congressmen) is once again running interference for a lawless ex-president who tried to overthrow a valid election.
The next time Cline claims to support “law and order,” the only proper response is mocking laughter.
–Cline has repeatedly claimed to be staunchly “pro-life.” In fact he is pro-forced birth and really doesn’t care much what happens to mothers and their children after birth (or even before birth).
He proved this again when he voted with most Republicans AGAINST the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act.
According to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee:
The Break Time for Nursing Mothers, passed in 2010, requires employers to provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom space for breastfeeding employees to pump during the work day. While this was an important step, nearly one in four women of childbearing age are not covered by the Break Time law.
The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (S. 1658/H.R. 3110) would strengthen the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law by expanding workplace protections for lactating workers, clarifying employers’ obligations under the law, and ensuring breastfeeding mothers have access to appropriate remedies.
The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act was introduced in both Houses of Congress with bipartisan support in May 2021 and advanced in both the House and Senate Committee in June 2021. The bill is supported by over 160 organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Education Association, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. On October 22, 2021, the House version of the PUMP Act (H.R. 3110) was passed with a strong, bipartisan vote of 276-149.
No thanks to Congressman Cline.