Last month, the U.S. House passed the so-called "Equality Act", which has been presented as a bill that broadens protections against discrimination. However, the bill does the exact opposite by "forcing Americans to conform to government-mandated beliefs under the threat of life-ruining financial and criminal penalties." Especially during Women's History Month, the bill's provisions concerning the rights of women should be exposed for what they actually are.Read more
Former Vice President Mike Pence is sounding the alarm on H.R. 1. In an op-ed published by The Daily Signal, he explained:
Congress will vote this week on HR 1, the so-called For the People Act, a massive 800-page election overhaul bill that would increase opportunities for election fraud, trample the First Amendment, further erode confidence in our elections, and forever dilute the votes of legally qualified eligible voters. . .Read more
The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Brnovich v. DNC, a case from the 9th Circuit discussing whether Arizona's long-standing out-of-precinct voting policy and recent prohibition on ballot harvesting violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. With election integrity in the national spotlight after 2020's contentious general election, the future of states' ability to enact meaningful election safeguards now lays in the hands of the nine Justices.Read more
The Senate Judiciary Committee was in the spotlight today as Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee for Attorney General, was advanced out of the committee. The next stop is a confirmation vote by the full Senate. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin opined on his new role. But as the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Ed Whelan points out, Durbin's interview distorts the reality that he inherited.
Dick Durbin’s Distortions https://t.co/H0ShRcpp4K— Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) March 1, 2021
If there is one thing that unites those concerned with free speech; open fair and honest elections; libertarians and conservatives; and the GOP and ACLU; it is opposition to HR1. Today we’ll highlight three groups opposition.
First, we want to highlight the opinions of those who know elections best, the Secretaries of State who wrote a letter opposing HR 1:
We are writing you today to urge you to reject the “For the People Act” otherwise known as H.R. 1 or S. 1, which is a dangerous overreach by the federal government into the administration of elections.
Each state legislature should have the freedom and flexibility to determine practices that best meet the needs of their respective states. A one-size-fits-all approach mandated by Congress is not the solution to any of our problems.
These bills intrude upon our constitutional rights, and further sacrifice the security and integrity of the elections process. We firmly believe the authority to legislate and regulate these changes should be left with the states.Read more
Biden Administration Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland has pledged not to follow in the footsteps of the Obama-Biden Administration Attorneys General and act as a “wingman” for the President. He will almost certainly be confirmed with bipartisan support.
However, the same cannot be said about Associate Attorney General Nominee Vanita Gupta and Civil Rights Division nominee Kristin Clarke. Arguably, Judge Garland’s toughest moment in the hearing yesterday came when “Garland appeared to lose his composure as he defended Gupta and Clarke.”Read more
Today was Biden’s Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland’s hearing. There was not a lot of substance and listening to the Democrats speak, you would think that former Attorneys General William Barr and Jeff Sessions were the most partisan in history. Senator Ted Cruz did a great job of pointing out who really was a partisan attorney general, President Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder:
While refusing to comment on individual past AGs, AG nominee nominee Garland agrees that DOJ should not be politicized . And while not explicitly rebuking Holder, he makes clear that AGs cannot act in the fashion that Holder and his successor Lynch are accused of doing. 2/2— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) February 22, 2021
.@TedCruz: "Eric Holder described his role as attorney general as being the wingman for President Obama."— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 22, 2021
Merrick Garland: "I can assure you I do not regard myself as anything other than the lawyer for the people of the United States. I'm not the president's lawyer." pic.twitter.com/R4ifpDmrFO
With H.R. 1 scheduled to come to the House floor the first week of March, it is important to revisit just how destructive this legislation, first introduced during the 116th Congress, would be for the U.S. election system. The Committee on House Administration Republicans have exposed H.R. 1 for what it is — "a partisan and massive congressional overreach designed to keep their Democrat majority by nationalizing our elections."Read more
Every day in different ways we are reminded that President Biden is no moderate. Today three groups are fighting back against some of his most extreme nominees. We wanted to shine the spotlight today on one of those nominees:
A trio of conservative organizations are launching a multi-million dollar advertising blitz aimed at undermining two of President Joe Biden’s high-profile nominees.
The ad buy, first reported by POLITICO, will air across cable news networks in Washington, D.C. and digital platforms starting Thursday. . . .
One $800,000 ad paid for by the Judicial Crisis Network titled “Dangerous Appointee” shows images of violence this summer in cities across America and states where murder rates are on the rise. “Biden appoints Vanita Gupta for a top job in the Justice Department,” the ad says. “She supports defunding the police, led a group that wants to reduce punishments on white supremacists, even terrorists. When our cities burned Gupta could’ve stood for law and order, for victims. Instead she advocated to let convicts out of jail.”Read more