Speaker of the House Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, have stalled legislation put forth by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The bill, if passed into law, would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Although Ryan and McCarthy have refused to speak publicly about their decision, there is a lot of speculation in the media.
Republican establishment seems to be attempting to protect terrorists by preventing any action being taken in Congress to properly identify, once and for all, terrorism both homegrown and abroad. Democrats are pushing to classify terrorism, especially homegrown terrorism, as an issue focused on the gay rights and gun control instead of religion. Strange when you consider that the majority of terror attacks are perpetrated by Muslims who follow Islam, which is a religion.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015 has picked up the support of 80 members of congress, including two Democrats.
The legislation, sponsored by Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization but has been stalled in the House by Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., have refused to speak about it and inside-the-Beltway sources are saying that there is no intent to bring the bill up for a vote.
An organized effort by the Republican establishment to protect terrorists appears to be holding up the possibility of any action being taken by Congress to set the record straight and properly identify terrorism.