Goodbye and good riddance to Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who voted to return horse slaughter to the U.S.

SOURCE:  Equine Advocates’ facebook

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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s retirement could set off a race for the top spot on the Appropriations Committee.

By Equine Advocates

Goodbye and Good Riddance!

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen Who Voted to Return Horse Slaughter to the U.S. Will Retire!

In July 2017, the House Appropriations Committee voted to allow horse slaughterhouses to operate in the U.S. In a 27-25 vote, Reps Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) flipped their votes in favor of horse slaughter. Their votes led many to speculate who had gotten to them because neither rep had a record of supporting horse slaughter in the past.

Luckily, the Senate Appropriations Committee disagreed with the House and voted in November to uphold the ban and prevent horse slaughter from returning. Now the matter must come before a Congressional Conference Committee where a final decision will be made.

Frelinghuysen’s own constituents were baffled by his vote. In fact, his hometown paper, The Morristown Patch wrote this at the time, “Frelinghuysen’s home district has a love of horses: The horse is the official New Jersey state animal, and Morris County, which makes up a large portion of his constituency, is known for its horse stables and farms. A representative for Frelinghuysen did not return Patch’s request for comment.”

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9 comments

  1. This big-time N.J. Republican is now in more trouble with voters
    Updated Nov 17,
    By Jonathan D. Salant
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey’s most powerful lawmaker in Washington, is now also its most endangered.
    The Cook Political Report, a Washington-based publication that tracks congressional races, downgraded Frelinghuysen’s chances of being re-elected next year, saying the race now was a toss-up.
    “Frelinghuysen looks unprepared for his first real race in decades,” wrote David Wasserman, Cook’s House race editor.

    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/11/this_nj_lawmaker_now_faces_a_bumpier_road_to_re-el.html

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    • Apparently, Rep. Frelinghuysen’s “constituents” have been demonstrating at his office for a year! Every Friday! It started with a few people asking him to do a town meeting – he refused. So every week there were more and more people inside and then outside his office! They must have been convincing! There was a bit on the news tonight.

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