That suggests Democrats see the MAGA moniker, and the impact of the violent attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, as an effective way to convince voters of the former president’s ties to the Republican nominee in November way. While Democrats have been grappling with Republican economic attacks, they hope democratic protections could be added to abortion rights as a way to boost turnout in the fall.
As far as Republicans are concerned, they are not sweating the pressure from Democrats. They largely oppose the electoral reform legislation, publicly slamming it and viewing the endorsement of ex-partisan Cheney as a stain on the bill.
Chairman of the Republican Research Committee Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said he was “always open” to clarifying 19th-century electoral law, but he opposed the House bill and Cheney’s involvement meant he was “less serious.”
“I see it as a political weapon against Donald Trump, not to stop Jan. 6 never happening again,” Banks said.
Some Republicans said they would support an overhaul of the Senate version of the Election Counting Act — which could eventually include the terms of the House bill once the hike passes next week.
“[With] The Senate version you have Republicans and Democrats working together. I know Leeds is a Republican, but the truth is they just imposed it on us,” the Nebraska Rep. Don BaconA moderate Republican running in a Biden district spoke about the House bill in a brief interview. “It’s typical Pelosi: shove it down your throat.”
It was unclear how many Republican lawmakers would join Bacon in supporting the bipartisan Senate bill. Scalise declined to comment, saying he hadn’t seen it. There’s only one House Republican — a retiring member of the House of Representatives. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) — Signed the Senate draft bill when it was introduced in the House last week.
Asked Tuesday about Republican support for the bill, Cheney told reporters: “Protecting future elections is something we should all be able to agree on, regardless of party.”
House legislation overhauls parts of the Election Counting Act, which sets deadlines for states to certify their presidential bids, establishes a procedure for sending electors to Washington, appoints the vice president as vote-counting supervisor, and makes A procedure was set for lawmakers to challenge the results.
Both the Senate and House bills raise the bar for lawmakers to oppose election results, clarify the vice president’s ministerial role in the vote-counting process and set out expedited court procedures for election challenges, among other changes, though the House bill goes into more detail .
House Democrats are poised to slam their Republican colleagues in the election for their opposition to the bill — one of the few legislative proposals tied to Jan. 1. 6 May become law in some form.
They see the opposition as the latest sign that Trump is meeting in the meeting, with many House Republicans backing his electoral challenge and later opposing the creation of January’s bipartisanship. Proposals from six select committees and bipartisan committees, negotiated by the House of Representatives. Benny Thompson (D-Miss) and John Carter (RN.Y.).
“The idea that they’re on the side of the insurgents and they’re on the side of people trying to undermine our democracy is really disgusting,” the Rep. said. House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.).
Members of the high-profile selection panel — charged with investigating the attacks and the former president’s efforts to sabotage the 2020 election — directly linked their months-long investigation to legislation led by two members, representatives of the House of Representatives. Zoe Lofgren (California) and Cheney.
“I think this is one of the most important reform proposals from the committee,” the Rep. said. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), select members of the group. “And it’s also a, in theory, we should be able to pass on both [chambers]. “
Committee members said they were not intimidated by the paltry GOP support for the House proposal.
“If they see what happened on Jan. 6, then it’s clear that’s not what we are as a country,” Thompson said. “A lot of it was put forward under the assumption that the vice president could somehow block the will of the people. So this legislation completely blocked it from going forward.”