On Tuesday, the House had a moment of silence for the 13 soldiers needlessly killed in Afghanistan but, then Nancy Pelosi refused to allow their names read into the Congressional Record.
Considering some of the things Democrats have had read into the record, this hardly seems like a strange request. This occurred on the same day that Democrats blocked a bill requiring the government from rescuing Americans trapped in Afghanistan.
Congressman Gimenez said on Tuesday:
“How badly do Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats want to cover up this Afghanistan debacle? They just blocked Members of Congress from reading the names of the service members who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan last week.”
“Don’t you think our military deserves better?”
How badly do Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats want to cover up this Afghanistan debacle?
They just blocked Members of Congress from reading the names of the service members who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan last week.
Don’t you think our military deserves better?
— Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) August 31, 2021
Rep. Brian Mast told the Floridian Press Pelosi refused to recognize the fallen Marines:
Rep. Brian Mast (R), a wounded combat veteran from Afghanistan, tells The Floridian that during a Republican-only “moment of silence,” Speaker Pelosi refused to recognize them to” read names or bring up bills or anything.”
“We gaveled in, had a prayer, said the Pledge of Allegiance, took a moment of silence with pretty much all Republican veterans, then asked to be recognized to read names and bring up Afghanistan legislation. They did not acknowledge us, and just closed the House down,” said Rep. Mast.
Here are their names:
Navy Corpsman Maxton “Max” W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
Army Staff Sergeant Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee
Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Darin T. Hoover Jr., 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah
Marine Corps Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts
Marine Corps Sergeant Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California
Marine Corps Corporal Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California
Marine Corps Corporal Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska
Marine Corps Corporal Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana
Marine Corps Lance Corporal David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California
The Democrats may be ashamed to hear the names of America’s heroes, but here at David Harris Jr, we are extremely proud of the men and women who risk their lives for us. God Bless them, one and all.