The Washington Post reports:
Senate Republicans vowed Thursday to block voting legislation from advancing later this month, rejecting a key Democratic senator’s compromise offer that adopted some GOP ideas in a bid to break partisan gridlock on the issue.
The pledge from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) all but guarantees that Republicans will filibuster a sweeping voting bill that Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is sending to the floor Tuesday.
“I’ve taken a look at all the new state laws — none of them are designed to suppress the vote,” McConnell said Thursday. “There is no rational basis for the federal government to take over all of American elections.”
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McConnell vows to block voting legislation, spurning Manchin’s compromise offer … he is showing Manchin to be naïve and Rs to be thoroughly unreasonable. What’s Manchin goin’ do about it? https://t.co/jQcfH7fgod
— Jennifer ‘pro-voting’ Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 17, 2021