Colorado U.S. Rep. Ken Buck has locked up his street cred to be an MSNBC or CNN political commentator after his passionate defense of a Democrat congresswoman on the House floor who called for the destruction of the state of Israel.
Buck claimed congresspeople sometimes just say the darndest things, and anti-semitic remarks lauding terrorist attacks shouldn’t be held against them. Or something like that.
Buck was one of only six Republicans who sided with Democrats to table a resolution Tuesday censuring Democrat U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Buck also voted against the censure resolution, which passed on a bipartisan vote with 20 Democrats siding with Republicans.
PeakNation™ will recall, with a sigh of relief, that Buck announced last week he will not seek reelection because he’s mad at the Republican Party.
It’s been rumored Buck wants to be a political commentator on either CNN or MSNBC, whichever one will have him, we presume.
Here is Buck’s floor speech in which he argues that hateful, antisemitic words should be condemned, not the
Nazi U.S. congresswoman spewing it.
Ken Buck showing his true colors, defends Rashida Tlaib against censure:
“This is the wrong time to do this. It is the wrong action to take.” pic.twitter.com/UyThMDUM0c
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 7, 2023
From The Hill:
The six Republicans who bucked their party and voted to kill the measure were: Reps. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), John Duarte (R-Calif.), Mike Garcia (R-Calif.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.).
McClintock wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that censure should only be used for serious purposes, not to punish speech.
For those who missed it, here’s the latest offensive X from The Squad member that prompted the censure:
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 3, 2023
Is Buck still a member of the Freedom Caucus or is he caucusing with progressive Democrats these days?
It’s hard to tell.