A group of House Republicans is backing a resolution that calls critical race theory a “Marxist ideology” and a “threat” the the country.
“CRT proponents cannot be allowed to conceal the Marxian foundations of their racist ideology. This resolution allows Congress to do what has always been essential to defeating Marxism — calling it what it is and exposing those who consort with it,” GOP Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina noted, according to the Daily Caller.
Bishop introduced the resolution, which is cosponsored by Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin, Randy Weber of Texas, Greg Steube of Florida, Bob Good of Virginia, Jim Banks of Indiana, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.
According to a copy of the resolution posted by the outlet, the text of the measure would declare that the House “recognizes critical race theory and its derivatives as a form of Marxist ideology” and “recognizes that critical race theory exists in direct opposition to the founding ideals, way of life, and form of government of the United States.”
The resolution also states the the House “declares that, as a Marxist ideology, critical race theory poses a significant threat to the United States Republic, its citizens, and the free people of the world rising to the degree of a clear and present danger to the Republic, its citizens, and the States, its allies, and the good and happiness of mankind.”
The measure will likely fail to make any headway in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.
Bishop has previously pushed legislation to prohibit the federal government from supplying funds to any entity that teaches concepts such as the idea that America is a “fundamentally racist” nation or that a person is “inherently racist or oppressive” because of their race. He has also pushed legislation to bar the military from promoting such concepts.