Mitch McConnell Slams the Voting Rights ‘Compromise’ as the ‘Same Rotten Core’

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 04: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media after attending the Republican weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill June 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. McConnell took questions on various subjects including President Trumps proposed tariffs with Mexico. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) torched the new “compromise” to the voting rights legislation, saying it has a “rotten core.”

In McConnell’s statement, he said, “Senate Democrats seem to have reached a so-called “compromise” election takeover among themselves.”

“In reality,” he added, “the plan endorsed by Stacey Abrams is no compromise.”

“It still subverts the First Amendment to supercharge cancel culture and the left’s name-and-shame campaign model,” McConnell continued. “It takes redistricting away from state legislatures and hands it over to computers.”

McConnell explained, the “rotten core” of the original S. 1 legislation still remains in the “compromise,” and calling it “an assault on the fundamental idea that states, not the federal government, should decide how to run their own elections.”

McConnell has previously taken aim at the legislation, calling the Democrats’ hope for this bill “ludicrous.”

The minority leader called also said the “voting regulations are just the start. This legislation would deliberately turn the Federal Elections Commission into a partisan Democratic panel.” He added, the Democrats would unilaterally have “their own side enforcing election law on their own.”

He also said this would “authorize federal bureaucrats to poke around in a much broader slice of private citizens’ free speech.”


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