Oh snap, crackle, and pop! Republicans have FINALLY shown up to play some hardball, and it's about time!
On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked the advancement of a Democrat backed bill that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell describes as nothing more than a Democrat “election takeover scheme”.
“The bill, The Freedom to Vote Act, failed 49-51, with Senate Republicans denying it the 60 votes needed to begin debate on the bill,” reports the Daily Caller.
The filibuster basically ensures that the bill will need 60 votes in order to move forward.
“The Freedom to Vote Act would allow automatic and same-day voter registration and no-excuse mail voting,” reports NBC News. “It would give states flexibility in implementing some provisions, like early voting, and make Election Day a holiday”
In other words, it would give Democrats free rein to do whatever they want with future elections to ensure that they are rigged in their favor.
“It is my hope and anticipation that none of us will vote for this latest iteration of Democratic efforts to take over how every American votes all over the country. The latest umpteenth iteration is only a compromise in the sense that the left and the far left argued among themselves about how much power to grab,” McConnell said about the bill.
Of course Democrats quickly took to social media to complain about the filibuster and call for an end to it. Check it out:
At a time when voting rights are being rolled back, the Freedom to Vote Act would strengthen our democracy and give more Americans a voice. That’s why the Senate should do the right thing and protect what so many generations fought so hard to secure.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 20, 2021
Every single Republican Senator voted to block The Freedom to Vote Act.
— Brad Beauregard Jr 🇺🇸 (@BradBeauregardJ) October 20, 2021
It’s shameful that not a single Republican supported the Freedom to Vote Act today. All 50 Democrats stood strong and voted yes. Democrats must eliminate the filibuster to protect voting rights and our democracy. There’s no more time to waste.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 20, 2021
Senate Republicans filibustered the Freedom to Vote Act.
It’s time to end the filibuster and FINALLY protect the right to vote in this country.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) October 20, 2021
.@Sen_JoeManchin reached out to Republicans with his revised bill, but they weren't willing to come to the table.
Text VOTE to 63033 and demand your senators end the filibuster & get the job done. pic.twitter.com/4byiv6YICH
— Stand Up America (@StandUpAmerica) October 20, 2021
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