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Top Democrats Want to Take Over the Senate to Take Over Elections to Take Over America

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‘The last time Senate Democrats were in the minority, 32 of them signed a letter demanding the legislative filibuster stay in place. Now many of them say they want to break our institution. The excuses put forward for this behavior are fake. The supposed justifications are simply false. The Senate Democratic leaders are trying to use a Big Lie to bully and berate their own members into breaking their word, breaking the rules, and breaking the Senate.’

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats’ radical Senate takeover:

“This week, on this floor, we are poised to witness something that has never happened before in living memory: An attempt to attack the core identity of the Senate by a sitting Senate Majority Leader.

“The senior Senator from New York once said nuking the filibuster would, ‘turn what the Founding Fathers called the cooling saucer of democracy into the rubber stamp of dictatorship.’ He said it would ‘make this country into a banana republic… a doomsday for democracy.’ Now he wants to trigger that doomsday himself.

“When I was Majority Leader, some in my own party urged me to break the Senate for our own party’s short-term gain. My answer was one word: ‘No.’

“Less than four years ago, the senior Senator from Illinois said nuking the legislative filibuster, ‘would be the end of the Senate as it was originally devised and created going back to our Founding Fathers.’ Now he wants the Senate to end on his watch.

“The last time Senate Democrats were in the minority, 32 of them signed a letter demanding the legislative filibuster stay in place. Now many of them say they want to break our institution.

“The excuses put forward for this behavior are fake.

“The supposed justifications are simply false.

“The Senate Democratic leaders are trying to use a Big Lie to bully and berate their own members into breaking their word, breaking the rules, and breaking the Senate.

“We’re going to spend all week sounding the alarm on the radical takeovers that some Democrats want to pull off.

“They want to silence millions of Americans and take over the Senate… so they can take over elections… so they can take over America.

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“Leading Democrats say they want to break the Senate because of a sinister anti-voting plot that is sweeping America. This is totally fake. It does not exist.

“The current control of Congress and the White House were decided in 2020 by the highest turnout in 120 years. 94% of voters said voting was easy.

“More Americans say current voting laws are too lax than say they are too restrictive.

“Confronted by the facts, the Democratic Leader says they’re irrelevant. He says his entire nuclear push is occasioned by what a few states did in 2021.

“But this is nonsense. The Senator from New York has been publicly laying groundwork to nuke the Senate rules since 2019.

“More than a year before the 2020 election, the Democratic Leader was openly flirting with nuking the Senate rules if he got power, so he’d be able to ram through bigger changes.

“None of this was occasioned by what state legislatures did in 2021. This is a years-long quest for power in search of a pretext.

“And their hysterical attacks on state laws are fake as well.

“The state of Georgia passed a voting law providing for more in-person early voting than New York provides. It allows for no-excuse absentee voting, which New York prohibits.

“If there was not a voting crisis in Democrat-run New York six months ago, there is no crisis in Georgia now.

“If Georgia is a banana republic today, than New York has been and still is a banana republic. There is zero logic here. Zero consistency.

“In the state of Texas, Democrats are hysterical because the state rolled back some unusual, COVID-specific exceptions to their prior procedures, such as universal drive-through voting and 24-hour voting.

“If the bar for voting rights now requires the possibility of voting in person at 3:00am, how many blue states in America meet that bar?

“Neither of those things existed in Texas before 2020 and neither widely exists in blue states.

“Every hysterical claim that our democracy is in crisis rings hollow.

“More Americans today say that President Biden’s election was legitimate than said the same about the prior president in late 2017!

“Yet Democrats are trying to use their fake hysteria to justify breaking Senate rules so they can seize control of elections in all 50 states.

“Historically, the Senate has taken up elections legislation on a careful, bipartisan basis. We’ve made sure not to trample on the rights of voters and the proper roles of local officials.

“In 2002, we passed the Help America Vote Act by a vote of 92-2. The only dissenting votes came from then-Senator Hillary Clinton and the current Democratic Leader.

“That’s how you pass election reform if there are actual issues that need tackling. Carefully. Thoughtfully. Bipartisan. Committee work. Regular order.

“Our colleagues aren’t doing anything like that.

“They’re trying to ram through sweeping, partisan legislation which they first drafted and introduced in its first iteration in 2019.

“Democrats say they’re concerned about efforts to disempower the appropriate local elections officials. It is their bills that would disempower local officials, by Washington Democrats appointing themselves the entire country’s Board of Elections on steroids.

“Democrats say they’re concerned about overturning election results. It is their bills that would overturn election results — overruling the commonsense voting laws that citizens across the country have picked for their own states.

“Case in point: The Democrats’ latest bill would force the entire country to adopt two practices — same-day registration and no-excuse absentees — that the citizens of New York State had as ballot measures last November. And New York rejected both of them!

“Why are Washington Democrats refusing to accept the decision of New York voters? Why are they trying to set aside these election results and overturn the people’s will?

“Our Democratic colleagues have also talked about a so-called ‘voting rights’ bill. This is a bill to turn the partisan Attorney General into a national elections czar. The Attorney General would no longer have to sue states and win in court; he could end-run around the legal system and push states around without having to persuade a judge first.

“I’m sure our Democratic colleagues would have reacted well if Republicans had tried to break Senate rules so that Bill Barr could micromanage elections in blue states. I’m sure that would have gone swimmingly on their side of the aisle.

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“But ultimately, Madam President, the issues at stake this week run even deeper than the fake hysteria. Even deeper than voting laws.

“Breaking the Senate and nuking the filibuster would cause a massive political power outage for many millions of American citizens. For entire states.

“The filibuster is not just about what bills are blocked. It is the sole feature that gives millions of Americans any voice at all in all the legislation that does pass whenever there is one-party control.

“Annual appropriations. Government funding bills. The NDAA. Rescue packages like the CARES Act.

“For decades, both Senators and citizens have been able to take for granted that everybody gets a voice, even when we don’t have divided government.

“If this unique feature of the Senate is blown up, millions and millions of Americans’ voices will cease to be heard in this chamber.

“A radical Senate takeover… for a radical elections takeover… for a radical takeover of our nation’s future.

“What the Democratic Leader wants to do would not protect our democracy or our system of government.

“It would destroy a key feature of American government. Forever.

“And Senators on both sides know it.”

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

They want to use filabuster or bust filabuster for election law change, all for Power

Lee
Lee
2 years ago

Treasonous.

Spade David
Spade David
2 years ago

These Marxist Democrats have absolutely no common sense. They do not listen to the American Voters. They attempt end-runs around the laws on the books. They seek to defraud the public.
The voting laws in this country should be managed by the state governments. There should be votes on the days of elections, and absentee voting should be permitted when the individual voters cannot be available on election day. No need for federal involvement. There should be absolute voter identification. The people know that there are no wide-spread issues with people disenfranchised from voting in any state, and those who promote that concept are frauds.

Carla M Butler
Carla M Butler
2 years ago

Instead of all the testing doctors need to give people the Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin so the get better and are treated for the illness. The government needs to get the f — out of the distribution of meds in America.

EAA
EAA
2 years ago

We should all contact our (civil servant) Representatives and Senators.
In Ohio:
U.S. Senators Portman and Brown 202 224-3121

Mark Hamler
Mark Hamler
2 years ago

I would like for you to post all 32 names, putting a star next to the ones who are still in office. Than next to that post if they voted yes of no to this attempt to take away the fullabuster. Thank you.

Ashley Lineberger
Ashley Lineberger
2 years ago

I’m calling Bull when he said “More Americans today say that President Biden’s election was legitimate than said the same about the prior president in late 2017!” The only ones who think this are Democrats and RINO’s and their mindless “I want my free chit” culture followers. Real Americans know the election was stolen by the crooked Democrats! PRESIDENT TRUMP is the legit President and has been from day one. He never needed votes from dead people or flooded the USA with deadly illegals and he never needed to shut down counting votes to bring in millions of FAKE voting ballots. Nope he had Real votes from Real Americans, something Biden and his stealing party of hate can never claim!

Patty
Patty
2 years ago

So, I read these articles which only restate what has already been said in some form or another. We KNOW what’s happening…. but it doesn’t appear our representatives intend to represent the will of we, the people… and the few who do are slapped back or ignored as if they are a noisy nuisance.
I’m angry this current administration, Democrats & RINOs have committed TREASON against We, the People … and have gotten away with it ! At this point, I see no reason why they would change their ways…. Why should they?

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

It’s a shame that the Democrats have sunk to such a low and that they hate America so much that they would do anything they can to destroy America, as far back as the mid 1960s it became apparent that they were no longer the party of Truman, I can understand why some people would want to be lord and master over others, but for the life of me I can’t understand why anyone would support them, one must be really, really weak and so insecure as they need big Government, to be their nanny and nurse maid and spoon feed them, I can’t imagine, being 30, 40, 50, 60, or being old like me 70 plus, and being so wimpy that I need big Government to look after me and tuck me in at night, what a bunch of losers are the people who belong to the Demonrat Party. Their actions one might think are a bigger danger to America than the Communist Pary, Oh! wait they are the American Communist Party if they get their way America is doomed!
Shun your Democrat friends, neighbors, and family!
God Save America!

Morbious
Morbious
2 years ago

All this thanks to all the milquetoasts who were offended by trump and so voted for this facsimile of a man.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 years ago

Everything the senile twerp says applies to him and the DIMMS, not us! “Autocratic?” How about king Falsie and his edicts? Ending democracy? Letting illegals vote and having the normal DIMM cheaters vote multiple times?
Notice how ANGRY he always is. Is that another sign of dementia?

Steven
Steven
2 years ago

So what else is new? I’m getting so sick of this…listen up people, if there’s a D next to someones name and they are either already in Congress or the Senate, or they are running for Congress or the Senate, that stands for COMMUNIST so please don’t vote for these sorry bas^+*ds!

jocko
jocko
2 years ago

ONLY ONE SURE WAY TO STOP THE libs AND IT’S NOT ELECTIONS…….

susabella
susabella
2 years ago

Sorry to be flippant, but duh

R.J. from Arizona
R.J. from Arizona
2 years ago

No way in hell do I want the federal government handling elections. They can’t even do a budget. If the American people put up with this, then they deserve to see the Republic fall.

George Washington's Admirer
George Washington's Admirer
2 years ago

Consider the philosophy of Linus with his ever present blanket: “There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.” (Continue discussing these things unabated.) President Thomas Jefferson said this long before Linus: “To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.” The Democrats who have taken Communism as their companion want a one party system. They want more than this. Their perspective is that ONLY they have a viewpoint; and ONLY they have a right to express that viewpoint. They have in fact, created a FEAR of expressing a political opinion without reservation. They have taken over the mainstream media and most of the Internet; (they are working feverishly on the rest of the Internet.) Is it ANY WONDER they want us to forget President Jefferson; (and rewrite our history as well?) Are we just going to sit back cowering and shivering at the presence of these bullies? Or, as Patrick Henry once said: “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!”

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

which is worse dems total ruthlessness or reps unwillingness to do what they were elected to do

Phyl
Phyl
2 years ago

I’m sick of demoncrats. Everyone of them needs to be sent home for good.
This group of communist useful idiots is a good reason for term limits.

Kay
Kay
2 years ago

We need Term Limits and limit benefits as these so called representatives go into office for life time only enhancing their own benefits. We should never have one party dominate both houses. Biden has been in office less than one year and has destroyed our country with socialist ideas.

Marie Langley
Marie Langley
2 years ago

As Mark Levin eloquently said the other day, “The biggest danger to this country is not China, Russia, or the Middle East. It is the Democrats. They are destroying this country from within while these other countries just sit back and watch”.
I am ashamed that I live in this time and am seeing this happen. My parents and grandparents are rolling over in their graves.

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
2 years ago

Senator Schumer bellowing “We will change America” is confirmation that the narrow win of all the power has brought the country to a similar cliff to what happened to our forefathers in during the 19th century. The South found the tariffs would make it impossible for any Southern farmers to ever gain financially (or even survive). Tax credit for all state and local taxes is a similar power grab and Schumer, of course, wants to restore it. Using the 2nd covid stimulus money to restore the retirement funds of places like Chicago, some of this result was realized. But issues such as tax money going to Plan Parenthood for abortions provided a spark of shock to the conscience of citizens who have consciences. The number of issues has increased. The democrats are seen to be trying to ride the slimmest majority to dominate the country without resolution of any of the issues or even compromise. There is no compromise. At some point, this will ignite trouble worse than the 2020 presidential election.

Amacer
Amacer
2 years ago

I have been witness to the depravity of the Democrat Party since Obama to the present. Our society is now comprised of innumerable people who lack critical thinking; a great number of them are simply inattentive as well.

The Democrat Party has now revealed their hand in full. This coming midterm election will reflect how much our society has wisened up; if the results still show strong support for Democrats, woe to us for our downfall is truly at hand.

Art
Art
2 years ago

THIS IS A KAMIKAZE ATTACK ON OUR FREEDOMS. THE ENEMY HAS TO BE DEFEATED.

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
2 years ago

If that happens SHTF!

45ROCKS
45ROCKS
2 years ago

Ole Mitch M needs to speak louder, stronger, better for all of our sakes or he’s toast. He always appears to be a push over and never digs his heels in to really fight for us. What a whimp in my opinion. Why can’t we have someone in position with a backbone instead of this Tippy Turtle looking old coot?

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

The guiding goal of the Democrap Party is to change the governance of American to a hybrid form of Communism where the Democrap Party rules, not governs, the Nation. In most Nation that have a Communistic form of governance either religion or a partisan military power group forces it and/or runs it. In this Nation, the Democrap Party is using a false flag justification, overseas millionaire sources, Chinese and Russian interference, and a dumass Delunaware politician and his comrade puppet masters to force the coup beginning with a rigged election.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

There seems to be no way to get rid of Hillary Clinton in the field of politics. She should have been tried for her illegal activities in her Senate era. I guess some diseases are so persistent that it is near impossible to get rid of them in a decent way. Maybe a present of a new broomstick for her garage or home illegal computer would be an enticement for her not to attempt to run. The very thought of HRC running at any level of politics is gut-wrenching.

Barb304
Barb304
2 years ago

Face it, the Dems are going sour and will be gone in just a few months.

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

Any congressman who actually votes for this change in our voting laws is exposing him or herself as an enemy of our constitutional republic and should henceforth be considered as such.

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

Hillary Clinton has no moral compass. She is a true Fascist. She wants so much to tell everyone what to do. Hillary the Terrible a dictator. She has no shame!!!

USN Retired
USN Retired
2 years ago

If you like communism, follow Biden and the Democrats. If you enjoy your freedom, it’s time to vote, impeach and or protest, and throw them out!

Darius_Madea
Darius_Madea
2 years ago

If the democrats “nuke” the filibuster, might it not be time for a do-over of the Civil War? or perhaps we should call it the 2nd American Revolution.

bibleguy
bibleguy
2 years ago

Mitchy the Kid should know better than anyone that there is no majority in the Senate. Why would he want to downplay his own role?

MJP
MJP
2 years ago

this democrats are bunch of losers, they will sell their soul to win

Steven H
Steven H
2 years ago

The Democrats are so hungry for power and control that they will do anything to get total control. Many people feel disenfranchised with our political system and this change will do nothing to improve or restore American’s faith in our system.

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

Newsflash, they have already taken over the country, Do you see what’s happening?

Phyllis
Phyllis
2 years ago

This takeover began in earnest when Obama was elected and has slowily but increasingly accelerated to the total destruction of our nation! America’s needs to wake up NOW.

Edward
Edward
2 years ago

the communist march continues and the useful(useless) idiots dont see it!

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