Senate Dems refuse to honor Thatcher with symbolic gesture

Margaret Thatcher
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Senate Democrats have abandoned etiquette in an appalling display of disrespect to the memory of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

“A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass [Tuesday] night,” according to Heritage Action. “However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.”

Katherine Rosario explained the symbolic gesture that was inexplicably shunned by Senate liberals: “It’s a simple, solemn means of honoring the individual by passing a resolution and immediately adjourning.”

Rosario echoed our sentiments as well:

To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful.  One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause?  Her unfaltering commitment to freedom?  Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?

Its’ worth noting the Republican controlled House expressed its “profound sorrow” by passing H. Res. 141 in Thatcher’s honor, the Hill reported.

The House bereavement resolution from Tuesday showed the respect Americans would expect all elected officials in Congress to have for Thatcher, not just Republicans:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives has learned with profound sorrow of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Resolved, that the House of Representatives tenders its deep sympathies to the members of the family of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher and her countrymen.

Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors the legacy of Baroness Margaret Thatcher for her life-long commitment to advancing freedom, liberty, and democracy and for her friendship to the United States of America.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to communicate these expressions of sentiment to the family of the deceased and to the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Resolved, That when the House adjourn today it do so as a mark of respect to the memory of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

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