At this point, Republicans realized that their platform was not very popular. There’s a clear reason why they stopped talking about ideas and went all the way into culture war.
No leader has ever tried to suppress the vote like Donald Trump. He even had his postmaster general Louis DeJoy sabotage the postal service to make it difficult for people to vote by post.
And since Joe Biden’s win in November, the Red States have pledged to make it harder for people to vote. There were already 22 news laws designed to make it difficult for people to exercise their franchise.
But to hear Mitch McConnell say, voter suppression is an entirely made-up democratic idea. The Senate minority leader discussed the issue during an appearance on Fox News on Thursday.
Host Mike Emanuel gave McConnell an obvious setup by asking, “Just the voting rights law got 50 yes-votes, it took 60. It was nowhere near over. Was it all a messaging bill? along?”
The minority leader in the Senate replied: “ Well I think so. And if the president wants to Keep talking about it, we would like to continue talking also about it. Because there is no voter Oppression goes in everyone State in America. And the calculation they wanted to try Passport would have tax dollars spent on political campaigns. Would turn the general election Commission from one judge to one Prosecutor. In other words, do it unbalanced. And prevent photo ID Surveys, something supported by 80% of Americans. So if the president wants to Keep talking about this bill We also.”
Check out a clip of the segment below:
Mitch McConnell told Fox News that there is now voter repression in every state in America. pic.twitter.com/BJ94Vrtf8q
– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) June 25, 2021
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.