On Tuesday evening, the Senate rejected the Corrupt Politicians Act when it failed to receive the necessary votes to invoke cloture. Democrats are already claiming that the Republicans rejected a common sense compromise, but the reality is that the Manchin "compromise" was not a compromise — it had no bipartisan support. More importantly, the "compromise" was not actually being voted on today. As many Republican Senators, including Leader McConnell and Rules Ranking Member Roy Blunt, pointed out, the bill voted on today was essentially the same as the original.
No matter which way Democrats sell their elections power-grab, reality doesn’t change: It’s always been a plan to rewrite the ground rules of American politics. And today, the Senate will reject it. pic.twitter.com/SWpQr1wicO— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) June 22, 2021
Democrats’ S.1 would prohibit states from enacting reasonable election security measures that have been upheld by our courts. It would make it easier for fraud to happen and harder to detect it. pic.twitter.com/LDtQlJf3E0— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) June 22, 2021
Some highlights from today's debate over the Corrupt Politicians Act:
Democrats continued their lies about Georgia's election reforms, using it as an excuse to take away power from the states.
Today is a good day for you to admit that you all lied about the #GA voting law & cost at least $100M to leave your state that could have benefited so many Black Americans entrepreneurs, vendors & workers in your state.— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) June 22, 2021
Today is a good day to be honest about how bad #HR1 is! https://t.co/YLLGywT4yC
Add Senator @MartinHeinrich to the list of Democrats repeating the GA “water” lie today.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 22, 2021
Senators Cotton, Thune, and others pointed out the Democrats' hypocrisy in wanting to get rid of the legislative filibuster to push through their radical proposals such as the Corrupt Politicians Act despite having used the practice frequently while in the minority.
.@SenTomCotton points out @SenateDems incredible hypocrisy on filibuster. They filibustered police reform and COVID-19 relief last year. 26 current Democrats signed a letter supporting the legislative filibuster. Exposing the power grab that is the #CorruptPoliticiansAct— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 22, 2021
.@SenJohnThune is calling the Democrats out on their filibuster flip-flop. Now that they are in the majority, many Democrats want to get rid of the procedure to push through radical legislation.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 22, 2021
Senator Murkowski joined others in explaining how the Corrupt Politicians Act's one-size-fits-all approach fails her state. She told the story of the village of Arctic Circle, population 150. How would it make sense for the federal government to mandate staffing 15 days of early voting for a village that could vote "in an hour?"
Murkowski, during her speech on the Senate floor, said she has a “problem” with the notion that the federal government cannot rely on states to “do elections right or fairly.”
“So much of my concern with what we have in front of us is that when you nationalize something, when you have kind of the federal overall oversight, it ends up being a one-size-fits-all mandate coming out of Washington, D.C., that in many cases doesn't work in a place like Alaska,” she said.
States need leeway to decide what is best for them and their elections. The #CorruptPoliticiansAct would take this away from them. @lisamurkowski— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 22, 2021
The Left's hypocrisy on voter ID was exposed.
Poll after poll shows that Americans support voter ID. As @SenThomTillis just noted, this week a Monmouth University poll found that 80% of Americans support showing ID to vote. https://t.co/lPNZ4VhVxj— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 22, 2021
How does Stacey Abrams square her newfound support for voter ID with S.1?— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 22, 2021
S.1 would eviscerate commonsense and widely supported voter ID provisions that have been adopted by many states.
Voter ID flip-flopper @SenatorWarnock is now addressing the Senate. He called the common sense practice “voter suppression” until he realized it was politically unpopular to oppose it. https://t.co/pJ06fyel4B— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 22, 2021
Even though the Corrupt Politicians Act failed today in the Senate, the fight is not over. Democrats have already put in motion their next election-related legislative proposal, H.R.4, and the legislative filibuster remains under attack.
Don't take our word for it — Senator Amy Klobuchar stated on the Senate floor, "This is not the end of the line... this is only the beginning."