This is the problem with the country displayed in one bill. Republicans in Congress are so partisan that even the laws they make attack liberals rhetorically. They are incapable of leading the entire country like this, and the truth is they don't want to lead the entire country. They just want to make the world as nice as possible for their political supporters and fuck everyone else. As a person who yes, identifies as liberal, I don't appreciate at all lawmakers using liberal as some kind of insulting identifier. It's ludicrous that such behavior goes on in what should be a professional setting. Our country is becoming a joke because Republicans see politics as a game to win or lose, and refuse to hear criticism; instead they try to demonstrate their opponents hypocrisy, sow confusion, and otherwise obfuscate the situation. This isn't sustainable. Sure, Republicans won this election. And sure, they can be huge jerks and do whatever they want within their power. But politics shouldn't be based on this idea that if one party wins they should use their power to publicly denigrate their political opponents and haphazardly dismantle anything made by "the other guy. " I'm tired of having to be on the defensive constantly around Republicans. Do they ever tire of attacking people like me? As a trans woman here in NC, I know all too well what it's like to fight against a government that doesn't respect you as a person. And I'm so fucking sick of it. Can you understand what it's like to just be casually accused of being a pedophile/rapist because you want to go pee? Can you see how irrational it is to equate the two? And yet I have to defend myself in the public square, because Republicans refuse to accept the idea that not everything is partisan and that objective facts do exist and those facts support only certain viewpoints. How long before Republicans in Congress start legislating directly against anyone they deem "too liberal?" This legislation normalizes the toxic partisan environment created by Republicans and if we keep wasting time with such petty politics the world will crumble away beneath our feet before we know it. And then there won't be elections to win, no minorities or liberals to mock and attack. Just a broken country that refused to care about ALL of its people.