The Corrupt Politicians Act Fails in the Senate, but the Fight Isn't Over

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Left's hypocrisy on voter ID was exposed.

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."