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They are “willing to destroy the institution of the Senate to pass a bill that’s a non-solution looking for a problem,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Sunday, referring to Democrats’ attempt to radically change the country through voting legislation.
In an interview with John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM, Johnson criticized the left’s push for voting rights legislation, claiming that voting is “incredibly easy” and voter suppression is simply not occurring.
“Show me somebody in the recent past that has wanted to vote that couldn’t,” Johnson stated. “We’ve made voting incredibly easy. Nobody’s suppressing the vote.”
“There’s nothing racist about voter ID,” he added.
Following the highly contested 2020 presidential election, at least 19 Republican-dominated state legislatures have enacted at least 34 voting laws between Jan. 1 and Dec. 7 of last year, according to a report from the Brennan Center. While conservatives see these laws as solutions to the chaos and uncertainty caused by pandemic-era election measures — such as the widespread use of mail-in, absentee ballots — they have sparked a Democrat-let campaign to make many of those emergency measures permanent, thus fundamentally changing how Americans elect their leaders.
House Democrats passed voting rights legislation last year, only to have it blocked in the evenly divided Senate, thanks to a GOP filibuster.
A second attempt at a voting rights bill passed through the House on a party-line vote earlier this month, along with push from Democrats to change the filibuster rules for the legislation as it moved to the Senate.
Much to the relief of Republicans, two Democrats — Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) — endured the scorn of their party and joined all 50 Republicans in the upper chamber in voting against the rules change, essentially squashing Democrat dreams of reimagining our elections in a manner that favors their party.
Johnson was critical of the attempt to change the filibuster rules. “We have a 50-50 Senate,” he said. “There was no mandate to fundamentally change this country. And yet, Democrats, except for two, were willing to destroy the institution of the Senate to pass … this election bill.”
“Americans are not looking for election reform,” he continued, adding that the effort to pass the legislation indicates that Democrats want to “turn this into a one-party state.”
“It’s just something Democrats want to pass … so they can literally turn America into a socialist paradise,” he stated.
The senator also pointed his finger at Democrats and the Biden administration for soaring inflation, last year’s abysmal withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and other issues currently plaguing our nation.
“This is the direct result of Democrat governance,” he said. “Americans can see with their own eyes.”
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