2 Progressive Representatives Voted Against House Resolution Honoring Fallen Officers

During a vote Monday recognizing National Police Week, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Cori Bush, D-Mo., uttered the only nays heard from the House floor as the chamber voted on the pro-law enforcement resolution.

Two members of progressive group "the Squad" were the only Democrats to vote against a resolution that memorialized police officers killed in the line of duty and expressed condolences to their loved ones.

During a vote Monday recognizing National Police Week, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Cori Bush, D-Mo., uttered the only nays heard from the House floor as the chamber voted on the pro-law enforcement resolution, Fox News reports.

The resolution, which passed with unanimous support from Republicans and nearly all Democrats, amended H.Res. 363 title to read: "Resolution memorializing law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty."

placeholderTlaib and Bush did not immediately say why they voted against the resolution, but claimed Tuesday that they view community safety as a "top priority."

"Let us be clear: the health and safety of every one of our community members — including our first responders — is a top priority for us," the Democrats said in a joint statement. 

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