In a House vote on the Respect for Surviving Children Act, 28 Republicans voted no to the bill, which aims to mishandle the FBI in cases of child sexual abuse.
bipartisan invoice It was introduced in the House of Representatives following an investigation by Larry Nassar, a longtime doctor on the US women’s national gymnastics team. Numerous reports of Nassar sexually abusing children and young women on the team have been ignored for years. With this law, the FBI will need to employ multidisciplinary teams of trained professionals to address issues of poorly conducted interviews and re-traumatization of survivors in sexual harassment investigations.
Nassar was convicted in federal and state courts in 2017 and 2018, and is serving 60 years in federal prison before serving state prison sentences.
Despite opposition from GOP lawmakers, the bill passed In the Parliament with 385 votes to 28. Take attention The hypocrisy of the Republicans who voted no.
Among Republicans who oppose the bill Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and Lauren Boebert (Colo). Both espouse far-right views and have previously made anti-LGBTQ comments that equated queer adults with predators and labeled them as “carers”. right-wing rhetorical smear which has been used to discredit the LGBTQIA+ community in civil rights debates.
In November, Greene described the openly gay California state Senator Scott Wiener (D) as a “communist sitter.” chirp published how his rhetoric promotes anti-LGBTQ violence. Boebert also continued his anti-LGBTQ scare mongering. comments labeling transvestites and transsexuals as “carers”.
according to a statement References to pedophiles and “grooming” in relation to the LGBTQIA+ community rose 400% on social media after the Human Rights Campaign passed Florida’s so-called Don’t Say Gay law that banned teachers from talking about LGBTQ people and problems in classrooms. . This bill was among multiple attacks on the LGBTQ community this year, including government containment measures. gender-affirming medical care.
Right-wing talking points have been accused of inciting hate crimes and violence across the country, including devastating events. mass shooting Five dead and 25 injured at a gay club in Colorado Springs, Colorado last month.