GOP Lawmakers Challenge Smithsonian’s Bias Against Pro-Life Students

Three Senate Republicans and two Home GOP lawmakers are demanding solutions from the Nationwide Air and Area Museum about its workers’ reported discrimination in opposition to pro-life college students.  

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, and Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina wrote a letter on Tuesday to the Smithsonian Establishment asking it to answer accusations that it infringed on the First Modification rights of a bunch of scholars carrying hats that learn “Rosary Professional-Life,” the identify of their Catholic college’s pro-life membership.

Republican Reps. Chip Roy of Texas and Josh Brecheen of Oklahoma are main the hassle within the Home.

After the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, Air and Area Museum workers mocked the scholars touring the museum and requested them to go away the premises.  

Cruz is main the hassle to ask Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Establishment, in regards to the incident.  

“As members of Congress, we’re unaware of any legal guidelines, guidelines, or rules prohibiting members of the general public from carrying pro-life hats inside Smithsonian workplace buildings,” reads the letter, which a number of different GOP members of the Home and Senate additionally signed. “As a federal entity and the recipient of greater than $1 billion in federal funds yearly, there needs to be no debate as as to whether the First Modification applies to the Smithsonian.” 

The letter continued:

We’re deeply involved about this unjust expulsion of younger People from museums — backed with taxpayer {dollars} — for carrying attire that your employees disagreed with.

The letter asks Bunch if he was conscious of the Jan. 20 incident, whether or not the Smithsonian has investigated the allegations and whether or not it’s taking disciplinary efforts in opposition to the workers who expelled the scholars, and what he’ll do to guard the First Modification rights of People on the Air and Area Museum going ahead.   

Jordan Sekulow, govt director of the American Middle for Legislation and Justice, which is representing a few of the college students, informed Fox Information that authorized motion in opposition to the Smithsonian is “imminent.”   

“We’re going to unravel it,” he stated. “We’re combating again.”   

The Smithsonian Establishment had not responded to an e-mail searching for remark as of this writing.

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