GOP reps introduce resolution in support of Columbus Day

Oct 16, 2021 481

BY: Juliegrace Brufke

GOP Reps. Andrew Garbarino and Mark Amodei are leading the effort on a resolution in support of Columbus Day, saying they believe the federal holiday should continue to commemorate the Italian explorer for his role in discovering America amid the left-wing push to make it Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The resolution comes as numerous cities have opted not to recognize Columbus Day, arguing it should be replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day, citing the abuse of Native Americans by European explorers upon their arrival on the continent. But proponents of the holiday argue it is important to preserve the history behind Columbus’ role in the founding of the country and that is a significant part of Italian American history. 

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