Mitch McConnell tells the American people who there is no such thing as a want for a voting regulation
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said it is already illegal to discriminate against a voter based on race while opposing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell speaks out against the John Lewis suffrage law:
“The Suffrage Act is not in jeopardy. It is already against the law to discriminate on the basis of race when voting.” pic.twitter.com/AGnKC8V5yE
– The Recount (@therecount) June 8, 2021
McConnell summed up his reason for rejecting the Suffrage Act: “The Suffrage Act is not at risk. It is already against the law to discriminate on grounds of race when voting, so I think it is unnecessary.”
The chairman of the Republican Senate, which Joe Manchin believes will work with him on bipartisan voting rights, said the John Lewis Voting Rights Act was unnecessary. For the record, Manchin is a proponent of the Voting Rights Act, but McConnell and the Senate Republicans spell it out for Joe Manchin to see.
The Republicans will block any voting law.
They are the party that doesn’t want people to vote and they will abuse the Senate rules to keep people from voting until people like Joe Manchin wake up and change them.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Director, White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association