Skip to comments.McConnell steps out of the shadows and becomes top Democratic enemy
Posted on 02/12/2019 11:00:36 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats new congressional Enemy Number One, thanks to his opposition to the partys effort to expand voting rights for everyone: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Its a new role for the Kentucky Republican. While Democrats blast away at President Donald Trump, and Republicans try to demonize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, McConnell was mostly left alone in partisan ads and tweets. The public just didnt know him well enough.
Not anymore. Democrats who took control of the House last month are pushing a sweeping ethics and voting rights package. McConnell declared it dead in his chamber even before it was formally introduced, and went to the Senate floor on four different days to call the proposal a power grab.
So Democrats are fighting back hard.
McConnell got ripped at a House committee hearing on the legislation as Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, noted how the senator calls the bill that aims to make it easier for citizens to register and vote a power grab by Democrats.
Hes right about one thing. It is a power grab, but it is not by Democrats, said Cummings, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It is by American citizens who voted for reform in this last election and sent a clear message that they want to exercise their constitutional right to vote without interference.
McConnell - who is up for re-election in 2020 and can always use a boost with conservatives who have been skeptical of his support for President Donald Trump - is embracing the starring role.
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OK Mitch, youre Enemy Number 1. Now get those damn BACKLOGGED federal judges confirmed.
Rats should leave the Turtle alone. He’s one of them.
While we’re at it Mitch, voter ID for EVERYONE!
He held up the USSC nomination.
No he isn’t
That is a fake post
By the time Turtle pokes his head out, he will be gone from the Senate.
Same as McSally.
The RATS are targeting every mushy GOP-e Senator.
Did someone forget the “/S” tag?
Usually I think of Mitch more as number two, if you catch my meaning.
Good to see FreeRepublic has not forgotten is Treachery
He just kicked the President in the nads. Telling him with a group of Senators to accept the deal.
VOTER ID for ALL
You have the post of the month.
Instead of Medicare for All,
Instead of Voter rights for Everyone,
VOTER ID for ALL.
Even illegals, let us document all illegal aliens.
WHY ARE WE ALLOWING CITIZENS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
ENTERING ILLEGALLY GRANTING THEM RIGHTS
THAT THEIR COUNTRY DENY US HAVING
WHEN ENTERING IT LEGALLY ???
It’s time we consider illegal entry by any person who is a non Mexican citizen illegally entering the United States through the US Mexican border a defacto Mexican citizen with limited Mexican constitutional rights subject to their laws while transiting. As well as any Mexican citizen doing so. Subject to reciprocal citizen treatment a citizen of the United States receives in Mexico through the Mexican constitution on citizenship .
Besides being unable to vote one must also be a citizen to own land and Mexico is very restrictive about granting citizenship. Because of that a US citizen besides not being able to vote,and cannot have title in their name to any land property in Mexico. And until that is changed the US and the affected state should consider making that reciprocal.prohibiting citizens of Mexico or countries with similar restrictions from doing both voting and land ownership..
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