Rep. Jones: ‘Our Democracy Literally Hangs In The Balance’ 1

Rep. Jones: ‘Our Democracy Literally Hangs In The Balance’

 

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and Lauren Groh-Wargo, the CEO of Fair Fight Action, join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the grassroots efforts encouraging Senators to support the Democrats’ sweeping elections bill. Rep. Jones says, “There’s no substitute for the For the People Act. We must pass this legislation.”
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42 comments

  1. America refused to address or even acknowledge its Christian extremist problem.

    Now it’s paid with its democracy.

  2. The split in American Politics is not between Democrat and Republican parties… the split in the political realm is between individuals ethically working for America, American democracy, human rights and a better world or they are working with a destructive communistic mentality… this year it is obvious who the communistic mentality ones are … vote them out …God bless our wonderful America and God bless our world

    1. What “communistic mentality” are you talking about? No such thing in America, ever.
      Health care? A decent education? Infrastructure? Sensible regulations? Decent housing and wages? Police reform? Reducing corporate powers? Etc. Are those communistic endeavors?

    1. Joe Mansions needs to explain to the American people how is it that allowing the Republicans to pass laws (All by themselves without any Democrats’ support) to keep non-white voters, young voters, and poor voters from voting is okay with him? How come he never tell the Republicans to ask the Democrats for permission before they pass those laws? After all, didn’t he say all laws should be passed on a “bipartisan” basis? If that is the case then how come he didn’t demand the Republicans to seek bipartisanship with the Democrats before they passed all of those voter suppression laws all across the country? But as soon as the Democrats want him to support their anti-voter suppression bill to counter what the Republicans are doing he wants “bipartisanship” with the Republicans before he would approve the Democrats’ bill? What kind of double standard is this fool operates on?

      So it’s alright for the Republicans to be anti-bipartisan and passing whatever bills that they want on their own, but it’s not alright for the Democrats to do the same? If he is going to be a hypocrite why he chooses to be a hypocrite for the Republican Party and not for the Democratic Party? After all, all the Republicans are hypocrites, but they are always hypocrites that work for their own party, not for the Democratic Party! Why is this guy that is supposed to be a Democrat, but every time he makes a major decision he always chooses to make a hypocritical decision that favors the Republicans? Based on his always favoring the Republicans I say this guy is no Democrat, he’s a Republican disguising as a Democrat for the Republican Party! A traitor of the Democratic Party!

    2. @Ralph Sims Preventing people from voting is suppression. Obviously you do not understand english ……!

  3. Sorry but like I said there’s no voters suppression you can use that all you want it’s not true voter ID is not voters suppression

    1. @Martenson Lee, what about the right-wing law that closed nearly all of the drop-off boxes in minority-centric counties, such as what you right-winger did in Harris County, TX last year where a county with over 7 million people had only one drop-off box that was allowed, which is the same number of drop-off box as Love County, TX, a county with 169 people? Huh, id!07? Isn’t that a dirty trick by you scheming right-wingers?

      What about you right-wingers eliminating voting on Sundays because you knew black church-goers love to vote as a group together on Sundays after they had finished attending their sermons? Huh? Isn’t that a dirty scheme by you right-wingers?

      What about you right-wingers’ law that limited people’s ability to drop off their ballots to the county clerk offices on election day only? Huh? Isn’t that a dirty trick by you right-wingers? All of the states that are run by the Democrats allowed people several weeks to drop off their ballots, but why you right-wingers limit people’s ability to drop off their ballots to just one day?

      What about you right-wingers’ law that shut down nearly all of the polling places in non-white communities during election nights? Why should all of the non-white communities with a million people or more have only one polling place for voters to cast their votes, but white communities with a couple hundred thousand people have several polling places for people to cast their votes? Huh? Isn’t that a dirty scheme by you right-wingers? Why should the average black voters living in a black community have to wait 6 hours to vote when white voters get to vote in less than half an hour?

      Don’t get me started boy, I can literally list hundreds of dirty schemes by you cheating, scheming right-wingers to keep non-white people, poor people, and young people from practicing their Constitutional rights to vote! You dirty right-wingers won’t be happy until you get to make white registered Republicans become the only people that are allowed to vote! Because that is you right-wingers’ way of guaranteeing that you would always win the elections — all the time!

    2. In 49 of the 50 states, your identification is proven at the time you register to vote (North Dakota does not have voter registration).

    3. Mart.. Boy are you dumb. I think that you haven’t looked at any of these bills and don’t understand how to read….,

    4. @Grand Wonder It’s a waste of time trying to explain… They are stuck in the deluded world of the drumph. Please forgive them.

  4. I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS. One Nation, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, with Liberty and Justice for All.

    1. Under which god? Your version of god or the god of one of the other religions in the US? Or the god of one of the 40,000 Christian denominations globally? Christians can’t even agree on their god. There are those that are trying to prove the Christian god created the earth in 6 days only a few thousand years ago and there are others trying to prove the Christian god caused the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.

    2. @Constituent A So the values millions of people died to protect do not deserve to be represented by a flag. Only in America, do all you indoctrinated jokes think like this. I suppose Armstrong should have kept the flag off the moon if its just a “piece of cloth”. You seem to have zero concept of symbolic representation. Neither does my dog or any other animal for that matter. Congrats. You have regressed into a complete neanderthal.

  5. If all of these laws are so bad then why aren’t they bringing them to court? Seems to reason if there was any unconstitutional part the court would strike it.

    1. You do realize the court is stacked in the Republicans’ favor, right? Even the Supreme court the Republicans have a 6-3 majority. In the lower courts the vast majority of the judges are right-wing judges! Crooked Trump himself appointed 226 federal judges! The most ever for a 4 year president! That’s nearly as much as Obama had appointed in 8 years and Crooked Trump only served 4 years! That’s why Moscow Mitch said over and over again that his #1 priority is to always stack the courts with as many right-wing judges as possible, the more far right the better! He is doing this so that whenever a decision of law has to be made by the court he would always have his right-wing judges making the decision in the Republicans’ favor!

  6. I love how Chris handles his show. He ask the guest a question they answer and he patiently listens. Unlike Ari who rudely cuts off his guess in the middle of their answer to make a joke.

  7. The Constitution doesn’t give Congress the authority to regulate all federal elections in the same way. The Bill is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and would be struck down in the supreme court.

  8. If the GOP were a foreign country, most of the world would have severed diplomatic relations with it, by now.

    1. At least it would have less crime, citizens not treated as children, the most powerful military, a manageable budget, manageable taxes and freedom.

  9. “ We put together I think the most exclusive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics” Joe Biden, 2020. Biden is an existential threat to our democracy and security.

  10. Three weeks ago, Senator Chuck Grassley introduced a Bill to amend the “Foreign Agent Registration Act” established in the 1938.

    Grassley’s Bill to amend this act is entitled “The Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act” (2021).

    Apparently, the 1938 law does not have enforcement provision to enforce the intentions of the law and it’s requirements.

    Mechanisms to enforce violations of the original act were never created.

    This means, since the 1938 foreigners have been lobbying the Republican and Democtrat parties, (which are NGO’s), and partisan elected officals without transparancy and registration.

    Senator Grassley’s new Bill makes Foreign Agents register with the Department of Justice. Thereby making Foreign Agent lobbying transparent and accountable.

    Senator Grassley has attempted this before but it never made it out of committee due to lack of support.

    Please help spread this news so Senator Grassley’s Bill makes it to LAW!
    Our National Security and Sovereignty is at stake.

  11. John 8:44
    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  12. WHATAYA MEAN THE REPUBLICANS WON’T *LET* YOU HAVE A JANUARY 6TH COMMISSION???? YOU KEEP TELLING EVERYONE YOU’RE GONNA GET THIS DONE WITH OR WITHOUT REPUBLICAN VOTES….WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT BRAG????? LOLOLL!!!!
    MEAN OL’ REPUBLICANS….STANDING IN YOUR WAY OF PASSING TRAITOROUS LAWS….SMH

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