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Jim Jordan Gets Humiliated By Democratic Congressman During Hearing On Voting Rights

The setting was a meeting of the House Rules Committee, which Rep. Jim (Gym) Jordan (R-OH) serves on.

During a hearing on HR 4, which is the voting reform bill being advanced in the House of Representatives, Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY) called Jordan out for his repeated lies about Donald Trump supposedly winning the 2020 election, which of course he didn’t.

Crooks and Liars reports that Congressman Morelle began his remarks by chastising Republicans for some of the restrictive voting laws being passed in states such as Florida, Georgia, and Texas, all of which are controlled by the GOP. Morelle noted that these infringements on the right to vote are a “disgrace,” and then lit into Jordan:

“‘I also find it curiouser and curiouser that Mr. Jordan, you would use 2020 data on election participation when you wouldn’t even acknowledge the outcome of the same election,’ Morelle said.

“Earlier in the debate, Jordan claimed there was no need for Democratic bills on voting rights since the turnout of the 2020 election was so huge.”

Jordan could only respond:

“I have acknowledged.”

Morelle countered:

“Have you? Did Joe Biden win the election? There was no fraud. You’re prepared to say that?”

Jordan tried to duck the question by replying:

“He’s the President of the United States.”

The New York Democrat continued to press:

“That’s not what I asked you. Did he win the election? You said, he’s the President of the United States. That’s because we were here while the Capitol was being besieged by thousands of people intending to overturn — and stuck around to be able to confirm the results of the Electoral College. That’s why you acknowledge the president.”

Jordan had no comeback, only sitting and looking like the sore loser he and his orange master have always been and will always be.

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Democrats Have A New Voting Rights Bill That Meets With The Approval Of Hesitant Senators: Report

After months of debate and delays on the fundamental issue of voting rights in the United States, it appears that Congressional Democrats finally have a bill that has the blessing of hesitant senators such as Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Krysten Sinema (AZ).

The New York Times reports that top Democratic leaders will meet today to discuss the legislation:

“President Biden and the top Democrats in Congress are expected to meet at the White House on Friday to discuss their party’s faltering efforts to pass major voting rights legislation, according to two congressional aides familiar with the plans.”

The new voting rights bill, according to the Times, would eliminate the specter of a filibuster:

“Democrats are close to finalizing a scaled-back bill that activists hope could be a battering ram in the fight over the filibuster. The party is also readying legislation to reinforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and lawmakers have discussed tucking voting provisions into the $3.5 trillion budget plan advancing in the Senate, which they can push through unilaterally over the opposition of Republicans. But the G.O.P. is largely opposed to all three.”

The new legislation includes 15 days of early voting, ends gerrymandering of congressional districts, expands mail voting, and has a voter ID provision. It would also require that super PACs disclose who their donors are and would effectively neutralize Republican voter suppression laws that have been passed in states such as Georgia and Florida.

It also appears likely that the voting rights legislation will be included in the upcoming $3.5 billion infrastructure bill that will be passed using budget reconciliation, meaning Democrats would only need all 50 votes from their senators. The deciding vote would then be cast by Vice President Kamala Harris in her role as president of the Senate.

Democrats are not giving up on voting rights, and given the fact that Republicans seem intent on cheating in order to win elections, the passage of a voting rights bill is more critical than ever.

 

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Don Jr. Gets Slapped Silly For Making A Tasteless Joke About Black Women Not Being Able To Vote

On Thursday, there were protests in defense of voting rights on Capitol Hill, one of which was led by Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Beatty and other black women were arrested for their protests, which they knew they likely would be. But they had brought attention to the need for voting rights legislation and made their point.

Afterwards, posted a strong, defiant message on Twitter to let the world know she and her fellow protesters won’t be silenced and won’t stop protesting until Congress passes comprehensive legislation to address the wave of voting restrictions being passed by GOP-controlled states across the country:

Beatty also shared photos of her and her fellow protesters before they were arrested:

For some reason known only to him, Donald Trump Jr. decided he’d comment on Congresswoman Beatty’s tweets, but he did it in a way that’s typical for him: Like a moronic asshole:

Yes, black women can indeed vote. But it seems Republicans consider them to be a threat to their electoral future, so they want to make it as difficult as possible for people of color to vote. Make no mistake: Voting restrictions are about suppressing the voices of black and brown Americans. They’re a modern-day form of Jim Crow.

Rep. Beatty, however, got the last word on the matter:

Others also joined the parade, verbally slapping Junior down:

 

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Marco Rubio Claims Democratic Plans To Expand Voting Rights Are Part Of A ‘Marxist Strategy’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is terrified of what he’s facing when he runs for reelection next year.

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) has already announced she will seek the Democratic nomination to face Rubio, along with former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who also currently serves in the House. Bothone poll extremely well when pitted against the incumbent Rubio.

Also, a couple of weeks ago, the Orlando Sentinel excoriated Rubio, writing:

“What’s the point of appealing to someone who swore off another Senate run when he ran for president in 2016, then turned around and ran for the Senate? Someone who negotiated a bipartisan immigration reform bill and then campaigned against it?

“We’ve been waiting a decade for Rubio to do the right thing. But the senator is Lucy with the football, and every Floridian who trusts him is Charlie Brown.”

And now the Florida senator is making it clear that he knows if every registered voter in his state casts a ballot next year, he’s going to lose in a landslide.

Speaking with The Floridian, Rubio was asked about legislation Demings will soon be introducing in the House called the “Every Vote Counts Act.” The legislation would federalize elections and supersede laws that have been passed in dozens of states recently, including in Florida.

But to hear Rubio tell it, the bill is a disaster:

“She’s trying to undo what the Florida legislature passed. These guys don’t want there to be any election laws, she’s part of their national Marxist strategy.”

So making it easier for people to vote and guaranteeing that everyone who is eligible can cast a ballot is now Marxist? Karl Marx wasn’t exactly a fan of elections. If you doubt that, take a look at what happened when Marxism was instituted on a national scale in the Soviet Union.

Demings explained the reason she sees the need for her bill, and it completely destroys Rubio’s angry rantings:

“Let’s not be distracted by politically-motivated lies which seek the undermine faith in our elections. The Department of Homeland Security under President Trump reported that last year’s election was the most secure in our nation’s history. Unfortunately, Republicans in state legislatures across the country are seeking political advantage by attempting to stop certain people from voting. When we take away someone’s vote, we take away their voice.”

Republicans don’t want all Americans to have a voice when it comes to elections. They just want their voters to show up and cast a ballot. See, they know they can’t win elections without cheating, so they try to codify their cheating via legislation that restricts the most fundamental right of any representative democracy.

Marco Rubio is a cancer on the Senate. He needs to be booted from office and also needs to go back and take some lessons in history and political science.

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Bartiromo And Miller Whine: Making It Easier To Vote Will Put Democrats In Charge ‘Forever’

Republicans are terrified of the American electorate because they know that if people go to the polls in record numbers the way they did in the 2020 election, the GOP loses.

The majority of Americans either lean Democratic or progressive, and that means conservatives can see that the GOP’s days as a viable political party are numbered.

Proof of that was given by Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo and former Trump administration aide Stephen Miller, both of whom bemoaned the fact that Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House.

The only solution, according to Miller is that Republicans need to pass legislation that protects Christians and conservatives on social media, which led Bartiromo to remark:

“Yeah, will Republicans have the chance? That’s the whole point of H.R. 1, Nancy Pelosi wanting to put this bill through so that Democrats are in charge forever or certainly decades. Your thoughts on election integrity and that Democrat [sic] H.R. 1 bill.”

Miller then chimed in:

“It’s a real sign of the threat to the health of our democracy. When democracy faces risk, when democracy is imperiled, what you see happening instead is the party in power tries to change the rules of the game structurally to stay in power.”

Hmm…is that anything like Donald Trump and his Republican co-conspirators trying to stay in power by overturning the results of an election and having their supporters storm the U.S. Capitol and kill members of the Capitol Police Force?

Miller then added:

“H.R. 1 is saying, now that we’re in power, let’s fundamentally change the rules of how elections are conducted to stay in power.”

Actually, H.R. 1 says that no state should be allowed to make it harder for registered voters to cast a ballot. Or to randomly close polling locations. Or, for that matter, to enact obstacles to voting for the purpose of disenfranchising people of color or the economically disadvantaged.

Bartiromo gasped:

“Unbelievable!”

But Miller was far from finished lying:

“That’s a very scary thing. And so if you care about democracy, you should all say with one voice, no, it is the right of every state in this union to set their own election rules as desired by their own citizens to protect the security and integrity of their own elections. That’s fundamental!”

Every state should be allowed to set their own for national elections such as the presidential one we hold every four years. That’s not fundamental; that’s bullshit!

Republicans are the ones who want to stack the deck so they can continue to cheat at elections. It’s the only way they can win. They’re devoid of ideas or cogent policies, so they whine and try to bar people from voting. That’s un-American and antithetical to democracy.

Maria Bartiromo and Stephen Miller aren’t interested in democratic ideals. They’re far too busy trying to impose their brand of fascism on everyone.

Here’s the video: