In his press release, Congressman Mondaire Jones of New York calls himself “a leading voice in the fight to protect the right to vote and save American democracy,” but we’ve never heard of him. He did take to the floor of the House, though, to give a speech in which he claimed it was white nationalists who blocked “voting rights” legislation.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 20, 2022
His speech, in part, went like this:
As you just heard, we are living through the worst assault on the right to vote since Jim Crow. And yesterday, on the Senate floor, white nationalists used the Jim Crow filibuster to block voting rights legislation.
But they did not win the contest for the soul of our nation.
I rise to affirm that We, the People, aren’t giving up that easy. We never give up.
We, the People, didn’t give up when, after we finally ended the scourge of slavery in this nation, white nationalists fought back, violently unraveling Reconstruction, throwing duly elected Black people out of office, and barring Black voters from the voting booth for generations.
The worst assault on the right to vote is cutting early voting from 45 days to two weeks?
Democrats continue to call the filibuster the "Jim Crow filibuster" even though just ***last week***, Senate Democrats — at the behest of the Biden WH — used the Jim Crow filibuster to prevent enactment of Ted Cruz's sanctions bill which had 55 votes.https://t.co/T3r8RRbO4f https://t.co/J7tGs9aEsh
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 21, 2022
Sen. Barack Obama in 2005 vigorously defending the filibuster, which he now decries as a “Jim Crow relic:” pic.twitter.com/hzRK5QxSnI
— Life-Force Aldo 🐚👣🐚 (@Aldo_9111) January 21, 2022
You had Senators fillibuster a bill, and then go on TV talking about how we need to get rid of it. How much more absurd can we get?
— StevenWoolery (@Stevenwoolery) January 21, 2022
They have absolutely no self awareness whatsoever
— Mr. Munchy (@swampdonk24) January 21, 2022
I've always been an independent voter, never voted a straight party ticket in my life, but I've got to admit, I f*cking hate the current incarnation of the Democrat Party 💯
— Russell (@Patrick08732099) January 21, 2022
One common characteristic that I noticed w/ these Dems that prompted my #demexit was a strong consistent tendency to tell me who they really are by accusing their opponents of it.
— AnnaP (@P5120Anna) January 21, 2022
You can’t take anything they say seriously. Surely you know this, Glenn. The American people seem to have caught on.
— Handsome Gualtieri, Esq. (@Handsom44525098) January 21, 2022
Lefties are dealing with Republicans (and Manchin, Sinema) protecting the filibuster REALLY WELL … JK, here’s some of the more batsh*t tweets https://t.co/r0nOthmj42
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 20, 2022