The Senate Democrats are moving ahead with a controversial new ‘election reform’ bill that many Republicans are slamming as a cynical ‘power grab.’
As Fox News reports:
Senate Democrats are plowing forward with their sweeping election reform bill they argue is necessary to safeguard voting rights that are “under attack,” but Republicans have pledged to fight the legislation they’ve dubbed a Democratic “power grab” to federalize local elections.
The clashing views will come to a head Tuesday morning when the Senate Rules Committee Tuesday will hold a hearing to advance the election overhaul legislation that’s numbered S.1 to signify it’s the Democratic majority’s top priority in the Senate.
If the last hearing on the S.1 was any indication, tensions will be high as Democrats try to pass the bill out of committee and send it to a showdown vote on the Senate floor. During the March 24 hearing on the bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., launched heated broadsides against each other…
McConnell, however, said Democrats were trying to “forcibly rewrite” election laws in all 50 states and turn the Federal Election Commission into a partisan body to enforce campaign laws.
Schumer has also hinted that if S.1 doesn’t pass the Senate due to the filibuster that it may become the catalyst for Democrats to finally act on their previously stated radical goal of abolishing the filibuster.