It’s no secret that Democrats are known for their infighting and lack of unity, and the recent news of Rep. Jamie Raskin’s cancer diagnosis is no different. Despite Raskin’s announcement that he has a “serious but curable” form of cancer called Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, Democrats have abandoned their colleague and shown their true colors as they prioritize their own political agendas over supporting a fellow party member in need.
Instead, it is Republican House members who have come to Raskin’s aid, with words of encouragement and prayers for a speedy recovery. Rep. James Comer, the incoming chair of the House Oversight Committee which Raskin will lead as ranking member, stated that “Cancer doesn’t stand a chance against a fighter like Ranking Member Raskin.”
Rep. Chip Roy, a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, also offered his support, tweeting “Praying for @RepRaskin – I know a little about Lymphoma. You got this, Jamie. Godspeed.”
Even Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, known for her controversial views, showed compassion, tweeting “We disagree often, but I’ll be praying for Jamie Raskin. Cancer is a terrible disease.
I watched my father die from it, and it broke my heart. It’s good Rep Raskin has hope and his form of cancer is curable with the treatment he will be starting.”
But where are the Democrats in this moment of need? Despite Raskin’s role as a member of the House January 6 committee, not a single Democrat has publicly offered their support or well wishes.
This lack of solidarity and compassion is a clear indication of the Democrats’ true priorities, and it’s no surprise that voters are turning towards the Republican Party as the party that truly cares about its members and puts their needs above petty politics.
As Raskin begins his treatment at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, it’s clear that he will have the support and prayers of the Republican Party. But it’s a shame to see that Democrats are too busy furthering their own agendas to show even a shred of support for one of their own.