Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday torched the Democrats’ election takeover bill on the Senate floor as a purely “partisan power grab” by the left “to rig the rules of American elections permanently” in their favor.
As the Senate looks to vote on the Democrats’ election bill this week, McConnell took to the Senate floor to explain what the Democrats are trying to accomplish with their radical agenda. “Senate Democrats entered June with an agenda that was designed to fail. The Democratic leader planned votes on a host of the left’s most radical priorities,” McConnell said.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia outlined a list of policy demands on election legislation, adding to a compromise several provisions that have historically been opposed by Democrats.
The three-page memo circulated by Manchin’s office suggests that the Democrat is willing to support key provisions of the For the People Act, House Resolution 1, that passed the House in March, The Washington Post reported.
The bill includes provisions mandating at least two weeks of early voting and measures to eliminate partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, among other things.
Trump released a statement in which he blasted the GOP establishment over voter fraud in the 2020 election. Trump blasted Cheney for not acknowledging voter fraud in the 2020 election. She has continued to claim that calling out fraud is a big lie.
Trump blasted Pence for not sending the results back to the state legislatures so that the fraud could be looked at in these states. He also once again blamed McConnell for losing the GOP the senate. McConnell not only did nothing to ensure the Georgia senate runoff would be safe but he also decided to come out against $2000 stimulus checks right before. They lost because of this.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell touted the COVID-19 vaccines, panned President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal and again defended the controversial election reform law in Georgia during a visit to a Paducah hospital on Wednesday.
McConnell, speaking at a press conference at Baptist Health Paducah Hospital, said the COVID-19 vaccines were a “modern medical miracle” regarding how quickly the vaccines were developed, in less than a year, comparing them to the decades it took to develop the first polio vaccine. He also said it was important for Kentuckians to continue to get vaccinated with eligibility now open to all adults.
Republican Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate minority leader, has taken a novel stance on freedom of expression, saying major corporations should continue writing hefty checks for political campaigns but at the same time keep quiet on controversial issues of the day.
McConnell, a longtime lawmaker from the mid-South state of Kentucky, assailed Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines in recent days after they came out against a new law in the Southern state of Georgia that tightens voting restrictions. Democratic critics say the law will make it more difficult for Black voters to cast ballots in future elections.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at corporate America on Monday, warning CEOs to stay out of the debate over a new voting law in Georgia that has been criticized as restricting votes among minorities and the poor.
In a sign of a growing rift in the decades-old alliance between the conservative party and U.S. corporations, McConnell said: “My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a statement Monday accusing U.S. corporations that oppose the GOP-sponsored law curbing voting access in Georgia of using “economic blackmail to spread disinformation.”
Why it matters: Dozens of CEOs and corporations have spoken out in the wake of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signing the new law, which institutes strict new ID requirements, gives the Republican-controlled state legislature more control over elections, and limits the use of ballot drop boxes, among other restrictions
It’s been nearly three long months since H.R. 1, also known as the For the People Act, was first introduced on the House floor on January 4. The bill, which would put in place uniform federal election rules for all 50 states, would also limit partisan gerrymandering, modernize voter registration, strengthen election security, enforce campaign finance laws, broaden access to the ballot, and simplify mail-in voting.
In early March, House Democrats passed H.R.1, an enormous anti-corruption and voting rights reform bill also known as the For the People Act. H.R.1 also includes a major overhaul of campaign finance and redistricting laws. The bill will next face a vote in the Senate, where it has a tough road ahead despite the Democrats’ majority in that chamber.