Our condolences to the family of C. Boyden Gray on his passing. He was a friend to the conservative legal movement and a defender of the rule of law. Ambassador Boyden Gray spoke at the RNLA National Policy Conference often, most recently in 2021. But we remember him best as the 2008 recipient of the Hon. Edwin Meese III Award and for giving the keynote address at our 2008 National Policy Conference. (Pictured below with fellow Meese Award winner Dick Wiley.)
This past weekend, Vice President Kamala Harris doubled down on her position as one of the biggest flip-floppers in the Democrat Party on keeping the filibuster when she told attendees at the Democrat National Committee's summer meeting that abolishing the filibuster would be a priority if Democrats retain control of the Senate after November's midterm elections. In 2017, then-Senator Harris signed a bipartisan letter arguing that the filibuster must stay in place "to preserve the ability of Members to engage in extended debate when bills are on the Senate floor."
The Senate's "archaic" legislative #filibuster rule has been used for nearly 200 years to prevent authoritarian, 1-party rule like that attempted by @KamalaHarris and Democrats under the guise of 'voting rights.' 1/https://t.co/x5450QYjyv— Election Transparency Initiative (@ETI_now) September 12, 2022
The Senate debated the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act all day yesterday and well into the night. This is the latest effort by Democrats on Capitol Hill to take over election regulation, ensure Washington bureaucrats control election rules, violate donor privacy, infringe on First Amendment rights, fund campaigns with federal dollars, and entrench Democrat power for decades to come.Read more
On Tuesday, the Senate officially began consideration of the Democrats' latest partisan power grab, the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act."Read more
Republicans and Democrats spent Tuesday presenting dueling visions for America's elections. Republicans want to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat, while the Democrats, led by President Biden, are willing to do whatever it takes—including changing the Senate filibuster—to achieve a partisan takeover of our elections.
Democrats will do whatever they have to do to get their way—including changing the rules—to fundamentally change U.S. elections.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) January 11, 2022
Since becoming Senate Majority Leader, Senator Chuck Schumer has became an extremist and has seemingly lost touch with other Senators, including himself. Then just Senator Schumer said in 2003:
"The bottom line is this. We are defending the Constitution, we are saying there should be some balance," Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a 2003 floor speech. "President Bush didn’t win by a landslide. This Senate is not 62 to 38, or 70 to 30. This country is narrowly divided, and that means when laws are made they move to the middle."Read more
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. To be clear, the violence and property destruction that took place that day was unacceptable and should be condemned. Unfortunately, Democrats took today's anniversary as an opportunity to push their radical elections agenda.Read more
On Wednesday, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer continued his campaign against the filibuster in the name of passing a federal takeover of elections. But Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are not buying Chuck Schumer's filibuster hysterics. Manchin expressed his continued hesitancy with making changes to the filibuster to a pool of reporters on Tuesday: "To being open to a rules change that would create a nuclear option, that's very, very difficult. That's a heavy lift… Anytime there's a carveout, you eat the whole turkey."Read more
In a follow up to his "dear colleague" letter released yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to further discuss his plans to use changes in Senate filibuster rules to pass Democrat-backed elections legislation. In his remarks, Senator Schumer centered on the contention that the Left's radical elections proposals should be passed in response to the events of January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol.
.@SenSchumer (D-NY): "Jan. 6, 2021, will be forever remembered as a day of enduring infamy, a permanent blemish in the story of American democracy, and the final bitter act of the worst president in modern times."— CSPAN (@cspan) January 4, 2022
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