Kooky https://t.co/O3gPnJCyiR— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 16, 2021
NEW: House votes 415-14 to pass a Senate bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday.— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 16, 2021
14 House Republicans voted NO:
Juneteenth is about to become a federal holiday.
In the entire Congress, there wasn’t a single Republican senator who opposed making Juneteenth a federal holiday and only 14 Republican congressmen voted against making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
“The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
The big picture: All those voting against the measure were Republicans. The vote comes one day after the Senate unanimously approved the bill and three days before the holiday. …”
“WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most states officially observe June 19 in some way to mark the abolition of slavery in the U.S. As the date approaches this year, a new Gallup poll finds just over a third of Americans report having a lot (12%) or some knowledge (25%) about the “Juneteenth” celebration. Another 34% reporting knowing a little about it, while 28% report knowing nothing at all.
More than two in three Black Americans (69%) say they have a lot or some knowledge about Juneteenth, compared with 40% of Hispanic Americans and 31% of White Americans.
Democrats are more likely to be familiar with Juneteenth than independents and Republicans, with close to half of Republicans, 45%, saying they know nothing at all about the observance. Younger adults are also more likely to be familiar with it than older adults. …”
Who are these people representing?
93% of Republican voters and 69% of Independent voters have either never heard of Juneteenth or oppose making it a federal holiday.