ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf Reports: They are a dime a dozen in Congress: resolutions commemorating this or commending that. Be it a sports team or a holiday or just about anything, Congress can find comity and bipartisanship when it comes to commending things.
But no more.
Tuesday in the House of Representatives, it was Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, that was commended. The resolution did not sit well with Rep. Tom Tancredo, the Republican from Colorado who is also running for President. The resolution, “in order to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world.” It also “acknowledges the onset of Ramadan and expresses its deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this significant occasion.”
Tancredo did not oppose the measure, but he didn’t support it either. He was one of 42 Congressmen to vote “Present.”
Shortly after the vote, however, Tancredo issued a press release in which he argued that the resolution shows how political correctness is ruining public discourse. (READ MORE)