Posted on June 9, 2022

House Democrats Pass Resolution Condemning ‘Great Replacement Theory’

Mychael Schnell, The Hill, June 8, 2022

The House on Wednesday passed a resolution that condemns the “great replacement theory” less than a month after a gunman who reportedly espoused the racist conspiracy theory fatally shot 10 Black people in Buffalo, N.Y.

The resolution passed the House as part of a rule setting up a vote on gun reforms. The vote on the rule was 218 to 205. Reps. Jared Golden (D-Maine) and Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) joined all Republicans in opposing the rule.

The measure is a direct response to the May 14 mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo. {snip}


The resolution, introduced by Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), specifically “condemns in the strongest terms” the great replacement theory, which it described as “a White supremacist conspiracy theory that has been used to falsely justify racially motivated, violent acts of terrorism domestically and internationally.”

The measure also condemns the Buffalo shooting, honors the victims of the massacre and reaffirms the House’s “commitment to combating White supremacy, hatred, and racial injustice.”


On the House floor Wednesday, Bowman said “the great replacement myth is a racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, nativist and hateful lie.”