McConnell Claims Aspects Of Voting Bill Could Lead To 'Grudges' 1

McConnell Claims Aspects Of Voting Bill Could Lead To ‘Grudges’

 

Sen. Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to Democrats' voting and elections bill. He warned that certain aspects could lead to "ideological grudges and chilling free speech."

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McConnell Claims Aspects Of Voting Bill Could Lead To 'Grudges'

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    1. The Bill says no ID is required to be shown. They say a sworn affidavit is good enough to prove where you live. Yet a poll shows 84% of Minorities and 77% of Whites support voter ID. Thought Congress was to represent the people?

    1. Not exactly. They should be paid careful attention to as the projection and (in effect) confessions that they really are.

    1. Grudges yes, republicans lost the last election. Look how hard they are working throughout all states to change voting laws. Making it harder to vote.

  1. “Naming and shaming”? Who is McConnell talking about? The billionaires and dark money interests who buy the politicians OR the politicians who take the money?

    1. I mean Ted Cruz openly admitted in an Op-ed that he’ll overlook anything if corporate donors give him enough money…

    2. @E E McConnell said after backlash from corporations about the new voter restrictions in Georgia that they should stay out of politics but quickly added except for their donations.

    1. He is threatening for more 18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating overthrow of Government.Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

      Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

      Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

      If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

      As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.

      (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, § 2, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 87–486, June 19, 1962, 76 Stat. 103; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

  2. Yet again, Mc Connell counts on the ignorance of his base.

    When the IRS looked into organizations with charitable status engaging in political activities, they looked at both liberal and conservative organizations, and at the end of the investigations *it was only left wing organizations that lost their charitable status.*

    But as we see all so often, the republicans have become the party of blatant lies and hypocrisy.

  3. The JackHole who holds everything the Democrats do in contempt is the BIGGEST grudge holder on Capital Hill.

  4. If the GOP looked out for everyone not just the rich …. maybe they would get the votes and they wouldn’t have to go to great lengths for voter suppression and keep fueling the big lie.

  5. So all I got from your speech is that if every eligible voter is able to vote as easy as every “law-abiding citizen” is able to buy a gun it means you wont win because it’ll give democrats an advantage. Your literally admitting the only way for you to have a fair chance is to suppress voters that lean left black, Latino, native, and young Americans in particular.

  6. At some point McConnell needs to just tell the truth that he is totally involved in this just to get Republicans re-elected. Stop the BS. Many Americans are tired of this.

  7. I have a grudge, against this obstructionist, power hungry McConnell, where everything that could help the American people goes to die. He is why we can’t havenice things, but the ultra wealthy get anything they want.

  8. He’s absolutely out of his mind. He can’t speak about the actual meat of the bill so he focuses on the only thing he may have.

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