House Republicans have agreed to a proposal by representative Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) requiring that every committee meeting start by singing the National Anthem 3 times and then reciting the Pledge of Allegiance 10 times in a row.
The move comes despite the fact that the entire House of Representatives already recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of each day’s session.
“If Democrats aren’t willing to join us, then I think it makes it pretty clear where they stand. They are Antifa, socialist-communists who hate America,” Gaetz stated before hugging, kissing and then gently humping the American flag. “The pledge and anthem are two of the greatest weapons given to true patriots in their battle against evil. So I just don’t understand why Democrats can’t say these simple, virtuous words signaling dedication, faith and allegiance to our great flag and nation. This is – without a doubt – far worse than inciting a so-called insurrection.”
In response to Republican outcry, Democrats released a statement that read:
“We already say the pledge at the beginning of the day. What representative Gaetz is suggesting is pure performative bullshit. So if the Republicans want to waste 15 minutes of every meeting – amounting to hundreds of millions of wasted taxpayer dollars throughout the course of a year – us Democrats will be spending that time doing real work for the American