Over the weekend, Pelosi (CA) attacked GOP election integrity bills, saying they were a “legislative continuation of January 6.” Democrat Congressman Jim Clyburn (SC) gave the plan away, admitting that the true purpose of their ‘voting rights’ push was to takeover elections. Clyburn said the “federal elections cannot be left to the states.” It is all about power.
But now Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) is admitting the truth, explaining that the Dems — “every single senator”– are worried they will lose their elections if Democrats don’t control all elections.
From The Hill:
“There are many people who are making that remark about their own races. … That is certainly one of the issues,” Democrat Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) said to The Hill when asked if Dems were making the case that they might lose reelection without new voting legislation.”
“This is being done only in Red states where the GOP control all the levers … so if it’s our voters they’re going for, then we ought to have some measure of responsibility to stand for those people,” Kaine added.”
“Democrat Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), speaking about changes to election laws in various states during a new interview with CNN, added that almost every senator in the caucus had lobbied Sinema and Manchin on voting rights, including “going to them and saying, ‘I will lose my election if … you allow these changes to happen.’”
There is the truth, and that is what this is about. They are scared that people are going to vote them out if the elections are fair. Not to mention if election integrity measures exist, they understand they will have deep problems.
They need Democrat Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) to move on these topics. Not only aren’t they going, because they are smart enough to understand that this might kick back on Democrats once Dems lose the Senate, but they are not the only ones. As we reported before, there are other people who are not on board with Chuck Schumer on removing the filibuster, like Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and there are concerns of other moderates. Schumer is hanging those lawmakers out to dry if he then exposes their positions, and they might get voted out for it — while still not removing the filibuster.