On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled, "Protecting a Precious, Almost Sacred Right: The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act" (a.k.a. H.R. 4 / S.4). Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke testified before the Committee in attempt to defend the proposed partisan power grab and federal takeover of our elections.
One of the worst parts of H.R. 4 is the unbridled power it gives to the DOJ to decide which state election laws should be allowed to go into effect. Senator Mike Lee pointed out that this would expressly violate the principles of Federalism. This didn't seem to matter to Clarke.
The Founders expressly rejected giving the federal government the type of power that #HR4 seeks. https://t.co/qwZS0qp1dC— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) October 6, 2021
"We can't sacrifice [Federalism] even for rights that we consider important because the sovereignty of the people is also important." @SenMikeLee— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) October 6, 2021
It is abundantly clear that Clarke and the rest of the Biden DOJ don't actually care about the content of election laws, only about where and who passed them and whether those laws are politically convenient for Democrats.
.@KristenClarkeJD is going after states' "restricting early voting" but won't go after the home state of her boss, Delaware, which has NO early voting.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) October 6, 2021
What is her real motive?
Stop the partisan power grab of #HR4!
.@KristenClarkeJD couldn't have said it clearer: the DOJ only cares about "Where voter ID laws are passed," meaning only right-leaning states.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) October 6, 2021
Republican Senators noted that it is not just elections where the DOJ is showing its willingness to overstep its power with the announcement that it is looking into the grassroots movement of parents who are critical of Critical Race Theory and other radical policies being pushed by local school districts.
It is an abuse of power that the FBI wants to intimidate parents concerned about Critical Race Theory and simply looking out for their child’s best interest. pic.twitter.com/jQmgFcLbNh— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 6, 2021
"This demonstrates why the Democrat proposal to take someone with as long of a partisan record as you have and to put you in charge of striking down any voting rights law in the country that you disagree with is nothing but a partisan power-grab..."— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) October 6, 2021
- @SenTedCruz pic.twitter.com/PEq4dzrzqX
The last word goes to Senator Marsha Blackburn who summed up the Biden Administration's position on speech.
As @MarshaBlackburn points out, apparently it's free speech for teachers to have a private facebook group but not for parents to express their displeasure with school boards.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) October 6, 2021
Apparently Clarke believes that only those on her side deserve civil rights.