Speaker Pelosi warned that the Republican 1/6 onslaught is ongoing successful the states done elector suppression bills.
Speaker Pelosi says Republicans are continuing the 1/6 attack, "But what the Republicans are doing crossed the state is truly a legislative continuation of what they did connected January 6 which is to undermine our democracy, to undermine the integrity of our elections." pic.twitter.com/svFVEnMfwj
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Transcript [provided to PoliticusUSA by the bureau of Speaker Pelosi:
Margaret Brennan. Well, the White House is putting its enarthrosis down this propulsion for voting rights and predetermination instrumentality versus Build Back Better successful the coming days astatine last. I privation to inquire you, erstwhile you look astir the country, determination are galore states that are changing their ain predetermination laws. And, it could summation the accidental for partisan interference erstwhile it comes to certifying an predetermination outcome. Have you thought astir that script for these mid-term races? Would you perpetrate to seating an elected idiosyncratic if their predetermination is not licensed successful the authorities they are elected retired of? I mean, careless of the outcome, volition you spot them?
Speaker Pelosi. Well, first, let’s get the measure passed. I deliberation that the bid of things is precise appropriate.
There is thing much important for america to bash than support our Constitution and our democracy. What the Republicans are doing crossed the state is truly a legislative continuation of what they did connected January 6th, which is to undermine our democracy, to undermine the integrity of our elections, to undermine the voting power, which is the essence of a democracy. So, we person to bash that bill. There is nary much important measure that enables america to enactment and support the Constitution of the United States.
The 1/6 onslaught didn’t extremity aft the onslaught connected the Capitol. The Big Lie was utilized arsenic justification successful reddish states for an unprecedented question of elector suppression bills.
Democrats person wanted to walk voting rights bills for a year, but they person tally into obstruction successful their ain enactment done Sens. Manchin and Sinema. There is anticipation due to the fact that some of the Democrats enactment the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom To Vote Act. Both Democrats person expressed openness to changing the filibuster rules successful the past.
Speaker Pelosi was right. The Republicans are attacking ideology and the clip to respond is close now.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is besides a 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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