This man is a living genius, while everyone is asleep he’s busy protecting us from evil Dems.
Sen. Ted Cruz quickly blocked a late-night effort by Senate Democrats to pass voting rights and democracy-reform legislation before lawmakers departed Washington, DC, for their August recess.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to bring up three measures via a unanimous consent motion, which failed, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Schumer raised the motion after a marathon amendment session — known as a vote-a-rama — on the budget resolution that’s set to serve as the basis for Democrats’ planned $3.5 trillion budget package.
According to The Daily Wire report:
Cruz blocked an attempt by Senate Democrats to push through a federal election overhaul bill early Wednesday morning.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) brought the For The People Act, a bill critics say amounts to a federal takeover of elections, to the floor around 3:30 a.m. after the Senate had concluded 15 hours of amendment votes on a $3.5 trillion budget resolution. In the dead of night, Schumer sought to pass the federal overhaul of elections by unanimous consent, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Only one objection by a senator was required to stop the process. In a roughly 15-minute back-and-forth, Cruz tanked Schumer’s attempt to force the election bill through the Senate. Cruz blasted the bill in remarks on the Senate floor:
This bill would constitute a federal government takeover of elections. It would constitute a massive power grab by Democrats. It would disenfranchise millions of Americans and it would do precisely the opposite of its nominal title, ‘For The People.’ It is, instead, for the politicians because it entrenches politicians and ensures that the people cannot vote them out of office. It would strike down virtually every reasonable voter integrity law in the country, including voter I.D. laws supported by the overwhelming majority of this country, including prohibitions on ballot harvesting, again widely supported by people in this country. It would mandate that felons be allowed to vote, and it would automatically register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It would profoundly undermine democracy in this country, and for that reason I object.
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 11, 2021
Schumer’s failure to force the For The People Act through the Senate thus far is a huge failure for Texas Democrats who spent weeks pushing for the legislation.
Thank you, Ted.