Michael Cloud

Michael Cloud

U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud was one of four Texas Republicans congressmen who did not cast a vote last week on a resolution condemning the QAnon conspiracy theory movement.

The resolution, titled “Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes,” ultimately passed 371 to 18.

Alongside Cloud, Texas Republicans U.S. Reps. Louie Gohmert, of Tyler, Kenny Marchant, of Coppell, and Ron Wright, of Arlington, did not cast votes. In a statement, Cloud called the resolution vote “another example of Washington’s dysfunction.”

“The same week that Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi’s partisan COVID bill, riddled with poison pills, passed on a party line vote after giving us just 30 minutes to read the final version, she manipulated the national conversation by bringing a nonbinding resolution to the floor instead of legislation that would address the real needs of the American people,” Cloud said in the statement.

Further, Cloud claimed that the resolution “wouldn’t make headlines if not for the media’s willingness to report on House leadership’s political posturing and ignore serious legislating like the Paycheck Protection Program discharge petition.”

The Paycheck Protection Program discharge petition would release more than $138 billion in unused funds to the nation’s small business owners, Cloud said, adding that the media “instead found it more important to write stories on a resolution that has absolutely no effect.”

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Rick Dockery

So every group Congress doesn’t like will have a vote? It still doesn’t make sense. He didn’t vote no, he refused to vote, which he should refuse. What a waste of time. De la Fuentes? Dude doesn’t even live here, ran in California at same time. Vote for the libertarian.

Glen or Janice Ullman

Cloud and Cruz came to Texas same as De La Fuente. I just want a sweep on all things Trump. I’d vote libertarian if it was the best shot at doing that. Vote Democratic and maybe our Democratic process will be be a fairer system for all of us in 2024 including the libertarians....Glen

Quincy Thompson

TDS in full bloom! You are right Glen, vote Dem, Socialism takes over and you won't have to worry about 2024. Supreme Court will be packed, DC and Puerto Rico become states with 4 Dem senators and we will have a country ruled by one party. I guess that would be a fairer system for you.

Glen or Janice Ullman

Quincy, Trump derangement syndrome? How about Socialist derangement syndrome? I bet you really hated it when Trump had to go social and print up a few trillion of our grandkids money to cover his viral mistakes. He thought he could buy our love and forgiveness on credit. Smh...Glen Ullman

Quincy Thompson

Glen, I get that you don't like Trump, even I don't like some of his tweeting but that is his personality! He is from NY and we have to forgive the Yankee personality sometimes. That is why Pence and him work together so well. Kamala refused to answer the question of if they were going to stack the court, they will do it to support their base, and when Biden steps down Harris, AOC and Bernie will take over! You have just voted to make the United States of America a Socialist country.

By the way just for the record, Kamala and Biden have stated on the record that they would ban fracking and repeatedly tonight Kamala said she and Biden would NOT ban fracking! Glen, just for your information, this is called LYING to the American People!

Quincy Thompson

Glen you talk about Trump spending money, you

Quincy Thompson

Sorry I touched the wrong button! lol Glen when you talk about spending money and blame Trump you need to look at the bills proposed by Pelosi that were massive bills spending much MORE money to bail out NY and California who have mis managed their states for decades! They were trimmed down by the Republican Senate! I am sorry but as I read your post I can't believe that I was once a Democrat! The party that I belonged to was a reasonable, problem solving party that wanted to make America better! "Ask now what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country" that was what I belong to! Today's Democratic Party is what can we do to buy your vote to put us in power! I'm sorry that you can't see the difference.

Quincy Thompson

As I write this I have found out that while the debate was going on the Chinese Communist Party deleted what Pence was saying during the debate and played what Kamala said during it. It leaves nothing to debate!

Mike Gomez

Refusing to vote but giving his opinion to a local newspaper doesn’t make any sense. Standby your principals,we have enough showboats..... I have filled out my mail in ballot and left that part blank. Libertarians. Lol. Have you seen their debates on YouTube? They are crazier than the 2016 presidential primary debates.

Rick Dockery

Doesn’t get much crazier than the last debate. Jo Jorgensen is on the ballot in all 50 states. If she’s crazy let her debate, she’d fit right in. Of course complete freedom is crazy.

Quincy Thompson

Rick, I would like to hear the views of Jo to see what areas we can agree on for the benefit of our country. I am always open to new ideas or opinions that will make this country better.

Willie Ellis

A “No Vote” is the same as a vote in favor of.

Doug Hazlewood

That sure sounds like a roundabout excuse for not doing the right thing.

Mike Gomez

Cloud’s explanation doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t matter if he gets 30 seconds or 30 days to view legislation because we know the negotiations are going through the treasury secretary and Nancy Pelosi. He doesn’t know how to compartmentalize. It’s fairly easy to vote against conspiracy groups or their theories.

Rick Dockery

Why is the government involved in conspiracy theories? Where in the world in the constitution is this even relevant? This is such a waste of time and money. I would not even have voted based on the principle that you infringe on liberty by deciding on a theory. What’s next, a vote on Area 51? Roswell? Treasure behind Mount Rushmore? Lol. Complete waste of time. Typical of the tyrannical government.

Mike Gomez

Non-binding resolutions put legislators on the record. It lets constituents know where their representative stands on a particular issue. Voters can then ask their representative about their votes and decide if that is who they want to represent them. That’s of course if they are paying attention.

Glen or Janice Ullman

Rick, I think the resolution is to recognize the fact that our leader patronizes these groups at his rallies, and ignores or even promotes their propaganda. Cloud needs to leave with Trump...Viva De la Fuente...Glen Ullman

Quincy Thompson

I agree with you Rick but just for equality and for Mike and Glen we need to have a vote on Antifa, BLM and the burning and looting that went on. For Mikes sake i want the supporters of this to stand up. Oh but I forgot the ex first lady said that that was just a tiny percentage of all the protesting that went on in this Raciest Country.

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