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Senate Passes Cotton Amendment to Ban Funding of CRT

August 11, 2021

As a part of yesterday’s Senate vote-a-rama, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced an amendment (#3680) which would prohibit federal funds from being used to promote Critical Race Theory in pre-K and K-12 educational programs.

The amendment passed 50-49, with all Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voting in favor and the remaining Democrats voting against.

In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project, released the following statement:

“Last night’s vote was an important victory in the fight against Critical Race Theory. But even more crucially, 49 Senate Democrats are now on record as supporting the new racism. After all, that’s what CRT amounts to: the belief that a person should be judged based on their skin color rather than the content of their character.

“This belief, of course, goes directly against the American founding principle of equality under the law, and the vision that our country’s most revered civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. fought for. Polling has also shown CRT is extremely unpopular among the American people, and rightly so. Democrats should expect to pay a price for this ideological extremism at the ballot box next year.”

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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