Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appears ready to go "scorched earth" on the 60-vote filibuster so Democrats can pass legislation aimed at stealing future elections. Yesterday, Schumer sent an ominous letter to "colleagues" in the Upper Chamber about "weaponized-arcane Senate rules."
In an email to Grassfire staff this morning, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) office called Schumer's memo "somewhat odd & intimidating." We agree. Here's an excerpt:
Make no mistake about it: this week Senate Democrats will make clear that what happened on January 6th and the one-sided, partisan actions being taken by Republican-led state legislatures across the country are directly linked, and we can and must take strong action to stop this anti-democratic march. ... Given the urgency of the situation and imminence of the votes, we as Senate Democrats must urge the public in a variety of different ways to impress upon their Senators the importance of acting and reforming the Senate rules, if that becomes a perquisite for action to save our democracy. (Read the entire letter here.)
It is "odd" that Schumer insists "saving our democracy" requires threatening Republicans with the "weaponization" of long-standing Senate rules. What's even stranger is that, earlier in the New York Democrat's political career, the filibuster was a "sacred cow" to him. In 2005, Schumer went on numerous tirades in defense of the 60-vote threshold for passing legislation. Back then, he called eliminating the filibuster:
- "The rubber stamp of dictatorship"
- "A doomsday for democracy"
- "A constitutional crisis"
- "A temper tantrum"
- "Abuse of power"
He also warned against "the nuclear option," insisting it "would turn this country into a banana republic." What changed Senator? Now that Democrats are in power, you've become the very thing you warned against.
Also in the letter, Schumer quotes the late-Sen. Robert Byrd when calling for Senate rules to be "changed to reflect changed circumstances" and not "bound by the dead hand of the past." In his younger days, Byrd was reportedly an "Exalted Cyclops" in the Ku Klux Klan -- probably not the best person to help make your argument for "nuking" the Senate filibuster to pass "voting rights."
"America First" patriots know that "voting rights" is Democrat code for hijacking future elections. Liberty-loving conservatives also know the radical, unhinged Left, the "woke mob" and FAKE NEWS will continue to breathlessly report about the January 6, 2021 breach of the Capitol Building as "as the end of democracy," while insisting months of BLM/Antifa riots were "mostly peaceful protests."
With a vote on the misnamed "Freedom To Vote Act" expected THIS WEEK, Grassfire is empowering you to let Senators know where you stand. If you don't want Schumer to -- as McConnell said in October -- "rig the game" for future elections, click here or on the banner below now to sign the "Stop The Corrupt Politicians' Act!" national petition:
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McConnell has repeatedly slammed the radical, unhinged Left's ongoing attempts to "federalize all 50 states' elections." Democrats have tried and failed FOUR TIMES to pass their bogus "Freedom to Vote Act." Back in October McConnell said on the Senate floor:
"Another week, another effort by Washington Democrats to create fake drama over a proposed election takeover... Senator Schumer wants to stage another political stunt around the umpteenth iteration of the same partisan power grab that the Senate has already considered and rejected repeatedly."
During a Senate Rules Committee hearing in May, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) labeled the legislation "The Corrupt Politicians' Act." He also called the attempted "partisan power-grab" by Democrats: "The most radical legislation the Senate has considered in the nine years I've been here. ... This legislation is designed to ensure that Democrats never lose another election."
Don't let Democrats ENGINEER future election results! Click here to sign the national petition to "Stop The Corrupt Politicians' Act!" now. Grassfire is mobilizing our representatives to deliver tens of thousands of petitions on Capitol Hill THIS WEEK. Thanks, in advance, for taking a stand today.
For life, liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's Letter to Democrat Senators (January 3, 2022)
Sen. Chuck Schumer on filibuster in 2005 (C-SPAN)
What Does an Exalted Cyclops Do? (Slate)
Dems to use Jan. 6 anniversary to supercharge voting rights push (POLITICO Playbook)
Senate Update: October 14, 2021 (Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's Office)
Sen. Cruz on S.1 (Sen. Ted Cruz Press Releases)
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