Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) urged Democrats to travel Mitch McConnell’s pb and make a filibuster carve retired to walk voting rights.
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) says Mitch McConnell created a filibuster carve retired to corroborate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, truthful Democrats request to travel McConnell's precedent and make a carve-out for voting rights. pic.twitter.com/UJ7WPDG620
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Rep. Veasey said connected MSNBC:
I privation to echo what Majority Whip Clyburn spoke astir erstwhile he said we request a carveout. We perfectly do. One of the points I made this morning erstwhile we were speaking successful the triangle is Mitch McConnell went against his ain rules and created a carveout for Amy Coney Barrett. We don’t request to bash this for partisan gain. We request to bash this for the black and Hispanic voters successful states like Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina that are astir to beryllium discriminated against successful a mode that we’ve never seen before, not since the 1960s, if we bash not get some sort of extortion enactment into place.
We evidently request to walk HR. 1 and, of course, HR. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, due to the fact that for confederate states and states that were antecedently under section 5, it reinstates that and gives america the extortion we request against these racist voting rights bills but besides the reapportionment that is going to happen soon that is going to be some of the worst since the Voting Rights Act was passed if we bash not enactment thing successful its place successful those cardinal stated that I talked about.
Pressure Is Growing On Senate Democrats To Act On Voting Rights
Senate Majority Leader Schumer volition beryllium gathering with the Texas Democrats to strategize connected passing voting rights legislation, but clip is critical. The accomplishment of the legislators from Texas could not person travel astatine a amended time.
Senate Democrats request to interruption their impasse and walk thing to support voting rights. With each passing day, the Republican battle connected voting rights spreads. It is clip to usage Mitch McConnell’s ain hypocrisy against him to support the close to vote.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional analogous for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree successful Political Science. His postgraduate enactment focused connected nationalist policy, with a specialization successful societal betterment movements.
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