The INGOP started the week by acquitting a disgraced president, ended the week with racism
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today put a spotlight on the Indiana Republican Party for showing its true character this last week to Hoosier families. From the INGOP Statehouse supermajority voting to override Governor Holcomb’s veto protecting Hoosier renters to shouting down and silencing elected Black leaders in the Indiana House of Representatives, the INGOP is the political party voters have simply lost their trust in, because time and again, they’ve chosen political rhetoric and theatrics over getting things done for our families.
Here’s how this week turned out:
February 13, 2021: U.S. Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young voted to acquit former U.S. President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against the United States of America.
February 14, 2021: Attorney General Todd Rokita posted a Valentine peddling the conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Trump.
February 16, 2021: News reports discovered Todd Rokita kept his job with Apex Benefits, creating a conflict of interest for the Attorney General.
February 17, 2021: Despite recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Governor Holcomb still refused to make teachers a priority for a COVID-19 vaccine.
February 17, 2021: The Indiana Republican Party supermajority voted to override Gov. Holcomb’s veto on landlord-tenant rights, opening the door to future evictions…during a pandemic.
February 17, 2021: U.S. Senator Mike Braun announced he was against raising the minimum wage and providing 892,000 Hoosiers a pathway to a livable wage.
February 18, 2021: Members of the INGOP supermajority shouted down and silenced Indiana’s Black elected leaders who spoke out against discrimination in legislation.