Pelosi accused Republicans of ‘doing what they did on Jan. 6 in a pivot to the electoral bill’


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Said Sunday that there is “no more important bill” to preserve American democracy than her party’s sweeping federal voting rights legislation, arguing that Republicans are “doing what they did in January 2018.” 6 “through voting reforms in their own states.

Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., essentially ended President Biden’s chances to pass Build Back Better, with Democrats pushing to establish a federal electoral framework that Republicans say is little more than an “election takeover plan.”

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House of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks at a memorial service for the late US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on January 8, 2022 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Church Schumer, DNY, and Rep. Like other Democrats, including James Claiborne, the DSC, Pelosi also demanded a one-year anniversary of the January 6 capital riot. For federal electoral reform to “protect our constitution and our democracy.”

“What Republicans across the country are doing is really a continuation of the legislature they did on January 6, which is to undermine our democracy, to weaken the integrity of our elections, to undermine voting power,” Pelosi said on CBS News’ Face the Nation.

“There is no major bill that allows us to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” he continued. “They don’t just suppress the vote, they cancel elections,” it doesn’t matter who gets the most votes, the three people we hire to analyze it, what they decide is important. “

Schumer aims to pass filibuster reform voting rights legislation

Together with the US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), she is giving a speech while attending a commemorative prayer commemoration of the January 6, 2022 attack on the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Together with the US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), she is giving a speech while attending a commemorative prayer commemoration of the January 6, 2022 attack on the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Pelosi’s comments reflect the comments of several Democrats who used the Capital Riot anniversary to demand federal voting reform.

Harris said in a nationwide speech Thursday that “the American spirit is being tested” and that “we must pass the voting rights bills before the Senate” to “secure and strengthen our democracy.”

Claiborne said on “LBL Sunday.” It is appropriate to attach voting rights law to the January 6 attacks, as elected officials vowed to defend the US Constitution against any “domestic terrorists among us.”

“That proportion speaks against all enemies, foreign and domestic, in recognition of the fact that in our development we have to deal with enemies from the inside out,” he said. “The recognition that it may or may not be the case with domestic terrorists among us.”

Schumer described Jan. 6 as a “broader illness – an attempt to legitimize our electoral process,” and has repeatedly threatened that Democrats will seek ways to get rid of the filibuster if Republicans continue to use the tool to stop voting debate. Bill of Rights.

Senate Republicans blocked legislation four times in 2021, arguing that the legislation violates states’ right to set their own electoral laws and unnecessarily favors the Democratic Party. The latest version of the voting rights legislation establishes a federal electoral framework, a set of rules aimed at preventing partisan restructuring, and a thorough review of campaign finance.

When President Biden arrives at the US Capitol to celebrate a year since the January 6 riots in the Capitol, he walks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.  - President Donald Trump, Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Washington.

When President Biden arrives at the US Capitol to celebrate a year since the January 6 riots in the Capitol, he walks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. – President Donald Trump, Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Washington.
(Stephanie Reynolds / Pool via AP)

Filibuster is a 60-vote limit in the Senate that is required before a vote on a piece of legislation is passed. If Democrats want to set a new filibuster precedent, they can do so with 51 votes – all 50 senators in the Democratic Caucus and vice president Harris Tye broke.

The Senate says it will not vote to get rid of the filibuster in an attempt to maintain bipartisanship in the Senate. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., and Kirsten Cinema, D-Ariz., Have repeatedly said.

LBL’ Brooke Singman and Yel Halon contributed to this article.

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