Nancy Pelosi: Republicans ‘Can’t Win’ Unless They ‘Suppress the Vote’
House Speaker compares situation to Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that Republicans are blocking election legislation “because they can’t win any other way."
During a segment of an interview with TheGrio, Pelosi said:
"They can’t win any other way. So, they have to suppress the vote.”
She then compared it to the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War.
TheGrio D.C Bureau Chief April Ryan said:
“The reality, you just brought up the Republicans, Mitch McConnell is leading the effort saying, no, no, no to voting rights.”
“Yeah. Because they can’t win any other way.
"They can’t win any other way.
"So, they have to suppress the vote.
"This is a fight for our democracy.
"Our democracy is at stake now.”
Pelosi then said:
“We are at Trenton. We are crossing the Delaware.
"This is about fighting for America’s democracy.
"Nothing less is at stake than that.”
On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers blocked the Democrats' radical election reform bill from passing the Senate.
On Tuesday, GOP senators shot down an attempt by Democrats to pass their “For the People Act” election bill, which has been widely criticized as partisan.
“All 50 Democrats voted for the procedural measure, but it drew no GOP support, leaving it short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
“Democratic centrists, most prominently Mr. Manchin and Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, have rejected ending the filibuster, though some have suggested ways to weaken it.”
The rotten inner workings of Democrats' S.1 power grab have been thoroughly exposed to the light. Whichever label Democrats slap on their bill, the substance remains the same. https://t.co/1mU9ghcajr— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) June 22, 2021