Balint named to House Judiciary

Today, Rep. Becca Balint (VT-AL) was named to the House Judiciary Committee, replacing an influential Progressive Democrat and gay rights David Cicilline of Illinois.

Balint will join the minority Democrats on Judiciary, which is chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Illinois).

The Judiciary Committee has oversight over Constitutional freedoms and civil liberties, oversight of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, legal and regulatory reform, antitrust laws, terrorism and crime, gun violence prevention and immigration reform.

“I’m ready to get to work on some of the most pressing issues facing American families today – reproductive rights, criminal justice, gun violence, democracy and voting rights, and LGBTQI+ rights,” Balint said. “Protecting civil liberties has always been at the core of my career and Judiciary Democrats have been steadfast in the fight against continued attacks on our democratic values. I plan to be a voice of reason and clarity to serve the needs of New Englanders and rural Americans. I’m looking forward to working alongside Ranking Member Jerry Nadler to stand up for the needs and rights of working families.”

“As the committee and the House of Representatives loses one of its strongest champions for LGBTQI+ rights in former Rep. David Cicilline, I look forward to continuing his legacy on the committee,” continued Balint.

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  1. Becca Balint’s grandfather is probably rolling in his grave, wherever that might be as related to his internment and his interment at a German concentration camp. How she can say and do the things she does and then state her grandfather’s death inspires her is beyond comprehension.

  2. David Cicilline, D-RI, resigned from Congress. Reportedly, his reason to bail out is to take a job with a non-profit. Becca will be in good company with the repugnant, treasonous likes of Eric Swalwell and Shifty Shift. Good luck – time is running out.

  3. Balint’s statement that: “…the most pressing issues facing American families today – reproductive rights, criminal justice, gun violence, democracy and voting rights, and LGBTQI+ rights” tells you all you need to know about dear Becca.

    Here are MY “most pressing issues”:

    1) First Amendment rights
    2) Second Amendment rights
    3) Fifth Amendment rights
    4) National voter ID
    5) Illegal immigration
    6) Inflation
    7) Getting the hell out of that money-laundering US DS cutout called Ukraine
    8) Parental & religious rights (I can’t believe I actually have to write that)
    9) Removing corrupt government officials (Looking at you, Becca)
    10) Revealing the truth about OKC bombing, TWA Flight 800, 9-11, election fraud, JFK/RFK/MLK, and all the black project technologies being hidden

    We may disagree about the order I used and there are probably lots more, but I think we can agree that these 10 would be a very good place to start.

  4. David Cicciline is NOT from Illinois, but rather from Rhode Island. He is leaving Congress to head the Rhode Island Foundation.

  5. Claiming ignorance of being funded by the criminal crypto punk to the tune of $1M+ does not excuse this bought off progressive communist. The election should have been redone.

  6. Two questions for you.
    1- Do you support term limits for Congress? Yes or no.
    2- Do you support a law requiring a balanced Federal Budget? Yes or no.

  7. Maybe Jim Jordan can teach her a few things about “The Law” !!
    It’s time to remove these clowns that say they are representing Vermonters because they truly are not !

  8. I though it was great that Vermont got rid of her, but now I feel guilty for imposing her on the rest of the country…