Senate Democrats Block Resolution Honoring Lady Thatcher

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher

Three people deserve primary credit for bringing down the Soviet Union and freeing tens of millions from the tyranny and bondage of Communism in Eastern Europe.  Those people are Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan, and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who passed away earlier this week.  Despite the House having already passed a resolution honoring Lady Thatcher, Senate Democrats are holding up honoring the late Lady Thatcher.

Katherine Rosario writing at Heritage Action has more:

One would naturally think it impossible that anyone would hesitate – even for an instant – to honor the woman who tackled communism head on as prime minister of Great Britain. Lady Margaret Thatcher was a principled politician who helped to foster the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States that we all benefit from today.

A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night.  However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.

To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful.  One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause?  Her unfaltering commitment to freedom?  Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?

The House used traditional bereavement procedures, the same model they used for John F. Kennedy.  It’s a simple, solemn means of honoring the individual by passing a resolution and immediately adjourning.  Similarly, Great Britain’s House of Commons was recalled, bringing members of Parliament back from vacation to honor Lady Thatcher.

Those actions were a fitting response to the death of one of the world’s greatest post-World War II leaders.