BREAKING: House Judiciary Committee Makes Major Move — ‘National Reckoning’ Toward Slavery Reparations

The House Judiciary Committee voted 25-17 dominating the House vote concerning reparations for slavery, according to The Western Journal.

The bill will next be pushed for a full House vote.

If this piece of legislation gets passion the House it will move forward to the Senate.

“By passing H.R. 40, Congress can also start a movement toward the national reckoning we need to bridge racial divides. Reparations are ultimately about respect and reconciliation — and the hope that one day, all Americans can walk together toward a more just future,” Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee stated.

Jackson Lee said that this legislation is a “path to restorative justice.”

“That is the basis of this commission, to be able to look globally at the issue of slavery as the original sin and the brutality of it, and to then take the journey as it looks at the stark disparities in the African American community.”

“I hope we will not take the opportunity to point blame or to cast any actions of racism as one party or the other.”

“It was America’s sin and that’s what we hope to address.”

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“Hasn’t the last year educated us or re-educated us about injustices, the historical injustices?” said Democratic Rep. Madeleine Dean.

“The study of reparations is the reasonable thing to do.”

Some House Republicans disapprove and disagree.

“No one should be forced to pay compensation for what they have not done,” Republican Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio said. “Paying reparations would amount to taking money from people who never owned slaves to compensate those who were never enslaved.”

“Slavery was and still is an evil. Reparation is divisive.”

“It speaks to the fact that we are a hapless, hopeless race that never did anything but wait for white people to show up and help us, and it’s a falsehood.”

“Slavery was indeed ended 150 years ago but racism never took a day off and is alive and well in America,” Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson stated.

“You can ask the family members of Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery or George Floyd. Black folks in this country cannot keep living and dying like this. But we’ll be forced to do so if White folks in America continue to refuse to look back at history.”

Democratic Rep. Cori Bush said, “To the Republicans who are against this legislation, how dare you.”

“How dare your nearly all-White panel puts so much energy and abuse your power to deny justice for the descendants of one the most egregious atrocities in the history of the world.”

“You have no idea what that’s like. You don’t know what that’s like.”

“But the least that you can do is support research.”

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Some House Republicans, however, disagreed.

Former NFL star and Republican Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah said the proposal plays into the Democratic narrative that black Americans — a core Democratic constituency — are helpless, according to The Post.

But Democrats said reparations are essential and any opposition to the idea is wrong.