Schumer’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. Democrats are pissed that they can’t get their radical agenda passed. More Moderate Dems like Manchin and Sinema are standing in their way. So now Schumer is trying to bully them into it by claiming they are going to have to go on the record that they are against democracy and support Trump if they don’t vote with them…
“Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday issued a stern warning to Republicans and Democrat defenders of the filibuster…: “We are going to vote. We are all going to go on the record.”
Schumer, D-N.Y., made the comments immediately after opening floor debate on a piece of legislation the House passed last week combining two major Democrat-backed elections bills. He promised that the Senate will not only vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, but also on whether to defang the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster if Republicans block them, as they are expected to.
“As we debate these measures, the Senate will confront the critical question: Shall the members of this chamber do what is necessary to pass these bills and bring them closer to the president’s desk?” Schumer said. “Today we have just taken the first steps that will put everyone, everyone on the record.”
Democrats say the two elections bills are necessary to respond to GOP-passed election laws in red states that allegedly suppress minority votes. Schumer accused state-level Republicans of “trying to take away the vote from younger, black and brown, elderly, minority and low-income voters.”
The majority leader said the Senate’s upcoming vote on election legislation will force Republicans to “choose which side they stand on: Protecting democracy or offering their implicit endorsement of Donald Trump’s big lie.”
Republicans, meanwhile, say Democrats’ election bills are not only a solution in search of a problem, but that they amount to a massive federal takeover of state-administered elections.
“The Democratic Leader is using fake hysteria about 2021 state laws to justify a power grab he began floating in 2019 and an election takeover that was first drafted in 2019,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said last week.”
The Dems are desperate to pass this voting legislation. They want to ensure they can use illegals for future elections and the filibuster is getting in their way, stopping them from passing their radical agenda. Its just too ironic that Schumer would be against it when he has written so eloquently in support of it. But I guess Dems only cares about fairness when they are in the minority.