Last week, the House passed Resolution 847, recognizing Christmas and the Christian faith. Not a big deal. They pass these type of resolutions all of the time.
However, nine members of the House voted against bill. Rarely do resolutions simply marking a holiday or recognizing a person receive “Nay” votes. As sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on Fox and Friends:
The [nine] naysayers didnâ€™t make it to the floor to debate. I would like to know how they could vote Yes on Islam, Yes on the Indian Religions and No on Christianity when the foundation of this nation and our American culture is Christianityâ€¦I think thereâ€™s an assault on Christianity in America.
The nine voting against the resolution were: Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). Only Ackerman is Jewish.