'Shameful': Merkley Knocks Republicans Giving In To McConnell's Pressure On Voting Rights 1

‘Shameful’: Merkley Knocks Republicans Giving In To McConnell’s Pressure On Voting Rights

 

Senator Jeff Merkley talks with Rachel Maddow about why Senate Republicans aren't supporting a voting rights bill that is widely popular among Americans, including their own Republican constituents. 
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50 comments

    1. These replies to your comment are hilarious ..,,
      Some of these dummies think there is a difference between democrat and Republican.

    2. @John DiGiacomo
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    3. @Irma Herrera No, not destruction, All the tools needed to effect peaceful and legitimate change are built into our nation’s Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    4. @Irma Herrera Without fact an opinion is primarily reaction, don’t always believe what you tell you.

    5. @Irma Herrera Without fact an opinion is primarily reaction, don’t always believe what you tell you.

  1. The only thing politicians are doing in US is to fight each other parties, while not talking about the country and its people issues that need to be fixed and/or improving.

    1. That why you SHOULDN’T rely on government.
      The biggest conspiracy theory is that the government is there to help

    2. @Richard Reese If the government fear God and their people, worry about their people and their children, the future with prosperity and safety, then it will be a good government and and its nation will have almost no problems, internally and externally. For example, for 6 years, Egypt doing its best to solve the infinite number of problems that it facing internally and externally. It doesn’t want to initiate wars like Turkey or USA to solve its problems, it calls for peace with all of its neighbors and don’t apply sanctions like USA on anyone like they are slaves or servants to it.

    3. @suivatco @Richard @Josiah, I agree with all three of your comments, they’re all true, that’s how complex our situation is. We can’t rely on gov that is out of scale for the times & challenges (need more flexibility and local control, etc.) and out of balance in terms of economy, security, power. We have those transformations to work on while at the same time sustaining people right now via outmoded systems. I worry a lot of folks see every decision point as either one or the other, when it will need to be both overlapping for quite some time before we get anywhere good.
      I really appreciated your comments together, thanks for sharing opinions.

    1. Well…well…what color are you? Are you rich? I mean does that boil it down for you?

    2. Mitch says keep federal government out of it but Rs have been up women’s vaginas for since forever.

    3. It’s not wrong. In fact the US has it already. Except some states make their citizens jump through an extraordinary amount of hoops and not include enough time for those who want to vote to do so.

    4. @d aging flower child So, you are a racist? Need to know what color I am to make your decisions? I am definitely not rich. I’m kinda light brown from being half Armenian and half Irish. Does that help your racist thought process?

    1. @Chris Chris Since I do not speak or wish to speak the IMOGI language, I do not know what you said.

  2. The sadness..
    Is someone smiling in your face to get a vote.
    And then looking down on you once they get it!

    1. Yup. Jjjuuusssttt like high school. *”Vote for me and pizza will be on the menu every day!!”*

  3. All I’m gonna say is it’s pretty interesting how the party accused of voter fraud voted against a bill that would prevent it regardless of socioeconomic factors

    1. It’s pretty interesting that the party who had all of it’s voting fraud cases tossed out of court continues to push the fraud issue.

  4. We need a Grover Norquist litmus test style movent where we will only vote for candidates on both sides who support REAL campaign finance reform and protection of voter rights.

    1. 20 years of Yes, we will spend as much money as possible to gain votes is the democratic platform for America.

    2. @Andrew Pinson You ignorantly ignore the 2T tRUMP deficit he left behind for his donors and the wealthiest in the USA…

  5. Don’t call yourself a democracy if the likes of Moscow Mitch McConnell can trample voter rights without ending up in prison.

    1. America is actually officially classified as a not full democracy. For various reasons. One being a two party country, for example. A democracy per definition requires more than two parties. Just one point of many that America is lacking.

    2. @Fabi Grossi No by my definition America is officially a democracy because it has more than 12 states, 25, rivers, and 30 cities, with cats and dogs. You need to use the right dictionary.

  6. Mitch McConnell says things about the fillabuster when speaking of the Democrats, yet if anyone bothered to check Mitch has used the fillabuster more than any politician in America’s history FACT!

  7. Why do the Republicans even show up in the Senate. Just give their votes to Mitch and stay home. Lol.

    1. I said during the election that if anyone voted Republican for their state senator, that they were simply casting a vote for Moscow Mitch. I absolutely cannot believe all of the medical miracles that are happening in the Senate because I was always taught that you needed a spine to stand and walk upright.

  8. McConnell is not putting pressure on Republicans. He’s giving them cover. If the bill comes to the floor, the members who vote against it would be exposing themselves to potential consequences later. By hiding behind a filibuster, Republicans can feign unity and justify McConnell’s pathetic rationale for obstructing voting rights legislation.

  9. mcconnell getting behind “for the people” act!
    true statement. he walks all the way around it, and then says he is “behind” it.
    think like a mcconnell.

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