Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke out against the Democrats’ voting legislation that faces a key test vote at 5:30 p.m. ET today. He described it as a “transparent plan to tilt every election in America permanently in their favor,” saying that it would let Democrats “take a red pen to election laws in each of the 50 states neutering voting ID laws and ballot harvesting.”
“These issues would be the worst possible place to push through a power grab at any cost,” he said. McConnell vowed to use the power of the filibuster the way the Founders envisioned it. “The Senate is only an obstacle when the policy is flawed and the process is rotten. And that’s exactly why this body exists. Today, the Senate’s going to fulfill our founding purpose, stop the partisan power grab and reflect S-1,” he said.
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No matter which way Democrats sell their elections power-grab, reality doesn’t change: It’s always been a plan to rewrite the ground rules of American politics. And today, the Senate will reject it. pic.twitter.com/SWpQr1wicO
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) June 22, 2021
Truly incredible to hear Mitch McConnell accuse Democrats of “partisan power grab” with HR1 when he stole 2 Supreme Court seats for Trump, blocked 110 Obama judicial nominees & prevented a vote on restoring Voting Rights Act for 7 years
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 21, 2021