The bureau of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said successful a memo that Democrats are pushing “the left’s Big Lie,” accusing them of orchestrating “fake hysteria” implicit voting rights.
The memo says Democrats will “try to usage fake hysteria to interruption the Senate and soundlessness millions of Americans’ voices truthful they tin instrumentality implicit elections and ram done their extremist agenda,” a apt notation to attempts to betterment the filibuster to walk voting rights legislation.
“Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans person repeatedly stood up to the near and their Big Lie that determination is immoderate evil anti-voting conspiracy sweeping America,” the memo added.
Last week Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) expressed skepticism toward McConnell’s openness to discussing changes to predetermination instrumentality arsenic Democrats enactment to beforehand important voting rights authorities successful the Senate.
“I deliberation this is simply a fake. I deliberation it’s a mode to effort and get the 2 senators that we person who are not connected committee to spell for thing that won’t alteration the horrible, voracious alteration successful the equilibrium of powerfulness that volition let elections to slam things successful the directions of Republicans successful a melodramatic way, successful an unfair way, successful an un- — tiny “D” — antiauthoritarian way,” Schumer said.
McConnell has said that it is “worth discussing” changes to the Electoral Count Act, a determination galore Republicans person supported. Democrats person said that simply changing the 1887 instrumentality is insufficient and that the absorption should beryllium connected broader predetermination reform.
Schumer plans to unit a rules alteration by January 17 if Republicans artifact the For the People Act and Freedom to Vote Act.
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