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Democrats’ One-Party Political Takeover Failed in Committee Because It Would Weaken Our Democracy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s S.1 markup:

“A one-party takeover of our political system.

“That’s what Senate Democrats brought to the Rules Committee yesterday. Their side’s top priority for multiple years now.

“The supposed rationales for this bill change constantly.

“A few years ago, when majorities of Democrats were mistakenly convinced that foreigners had hacked voting machines and tampered with tallies in 2016, this was marketed as an election security bill.

“But it keeps morphing to suit new headlines. Lately it’s been called a racial justice bill. Some Senators say it’s really a response to some recent state-level legislation… even though their bill predates those bills by multiple years.

“A partisan power-grab in search of a justification.

“Voter turnout last November was the highest in decades. African-American turnout was twice as high in Mississippi as it was in Massachusetts. Democrats’ hysterical attacks against the new election law in the state of Georgia have been dismantled, even by typically left-leaning “fact-checkers.”

“There’s no crisis. Our Democratic friends just want the power to re-wire our democracy on a partisan basis.

“S. 1 would take the Federal Election Commission, the bipartisan panel that regulates elections and private citizens’ speech, and make it a partisan body run by Democrats.

“It would let Washington Democrats act like a nationwide Board of Elections on steroids, neutering popular things like Voter I.D. and forcing legalized ballot harvesting onto all 50 states.

“This bill would let bureaucrats snoop around more in free speech… attack citizens’ privacy so dramatically that even the liberal ACLU is unhappy… and even send public funds directly to politicians!

“Republicans put forward amendments to fix these things. If Democrats had wanted real bipartisan solutions, Republicans were there, at the table, and ready. But Democrats voted us down. 

“They wouldn’t even let us redirect that public money to the opioid crisis! They wanted that cash for their own campaigns.

“This partisan power grab failed to advance out of committee for the same reason it must never become law as written:

“It will shatter public confidence in our democracy if the Democratic Party decides it can rig the rules.”

Reprinted with Permission from - The Newsroom by - Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

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Stephen Lykins
2 months ago

Yes, it failed in committee,THIS TIME but that will NOT stop them from trying. Their ultimate goal is the complete and utter destruction of our democracy!

Geraldine McGann
2 months ago

So, S.1 is DOA. Wonderful news!

Lakelady
2 months ago

WHY WAS THIS NOT HEADLINE NEWS ON NEWSMAX, FOX BUSINESS, EPOCH TIMES??? Yes, please stay vigilant, Senators! Thank you AMAC! Can’t believe fake news didn’t raise holy h*ll about this either?

Wanda
2 months ago
Reply to  Lakelady

The fake news, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post and NY Times have entered into a Trusted News Initiative (like we trust any news, not) and all have signed the initiative and they will NOT report any negatives regarding the poison jab called a vaccine because it might cause people to be hesitant to get the experimental gene therapy shot….and oh, by the way, you can go to the web sites for these manufacturers and they will tell you that getting vaccinated will not stop transmission from you to someone else.

Phil Hammersley
2 months ago

Don’t turn your back on the vicious DIMMs. They will try any maneuvers–legal or extralegal to get their way!

Myrna S Wade
2 months ago

This bill will not advance to passage RIGHT NOW. It is helpful to know that it has been tried for years (and obviously will be again). We need vigilant senators and representatives or there will be something that functions like communism and we don’t need any name right now besides DEMOCRAT.

Myrna S Wade
2 months ago

What happened is that the democrats failed again to advance a takeover they have pushed FOR YEARS. it won’t happen right now but the party intends to continue to push for power over all the voters.

linda 1
2 months ago

If this is true and S.1 is indeed dead in committee, I am exuberant. I’ve been so worried that this bill could not be stopped.

Jim
2 months ago

I wish everyone would remember America is a “Constitutional Republic”, not a “Democracy”!

Phillip
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Indeed. And the mainstream media isn’t mainstream, they are slanted far left, echoing a small but vocal minority. Orwell’s 1984 pointed out the insidious nature of new speak. As conservatives, we cannot fall prey to the easy practice of parroting the Left’s misuse of language.

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Yeah

Gloria
2 months ago

Totally agree with Paul and he basically stated everything the way I think … we need to keep our Republic in place; neither side is going to do that for us … We The People need to see a majority of these Rhinos and Lefty Dems move on and out … PERIOD!!!

PaulE
2 months ago

Again, we are a republic, NOT a democracy. That the RINO wing of the Republican party doesn’t seem to understand the difference between the two, or just doesn’t want it to be the case, just screams why they all need to be replaced with constitutional conservatives that both respect and understand the Constitution of the United States of America and the form of government our Founding Fathers gave us.

Art A
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I WAS GOING TO DO MY OWN RESPONSE BUT AS USUAL YOUR TAKE IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND ON POINT. PLUS NOT CENSORED THIS TIME. IN MY HUMBLE OPINION,THERE MAY BE 24 CONGRESS”PEOPLE” AND SENATORS TOTAL THAT ARE POSSIBLY DOING THEIR ELECTED JOB. THE CONSTITUTION DOESN’T MEAN SQUAT TO MOST. THEIR REAL JOB IS TO ENSURE THEIR REELECTION. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT.

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Amen to that Paul

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