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Old Yesterday, 03:54 PM
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked two election security measures on Thursday, arguing Democrats are trying to give themselves a "political benefit."

The move comes a day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned about election meddling in 2020, saying Russia was laying the groundwork to interfere in the 2020 election "as we sit here."

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) had tried to get consent Thursday to pass a House bill that requires the use of paper ballots and includes funding for the Election Assistance Commission. It passed the House 225-184 with one Republican voting for it.

But McConnell objected, saying Schumer was trying to pass "partisan legislation."...

Schumer cited Mueller's testimony on Thursday as a prime example that more legislation is needed from Congress.

"It was important for all us to hear straight from Robert Mueller's mouth that the threat from Russia and other foreign adversaries seeking to meddle in our elections is very real and still very much ongoing," Schumer said.

"Mueller's testimony was a clarion call for election security. Mueller's testimony should be a wake-up call to every American, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, that the integrity of our elections is at stake. ... This is all about the future of this country," he added.
If there is one person who is hated more in politics than Trump, and the Squad, it HAS to be Mitch McConnell.

Why does he hate America so much? This isn't the first time he has blocked things against Russia, clearly he has more vested interest in Russia and a few select oligarchs, than he does the USA.
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Old Yesterday, 03:57 PM
 
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Does anyone have a clue how these election security bills would supposedly give Democrats a political advantage?
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Old Yesterday, 03:58 PM
 
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His wife is in Trump's cabinet. He will continue to work from his knees to keep the king happy so his wife keeps her job.
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Old Yesterday, 03:59 PM
 
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Does anyone have a clue how these election security bills would supposedly give Democrats a political advantage?
Democrats work. Most Republicans are wildly rich or retired collecting SS or Medicare, ironically.

Having the day off to vote would help working class families vote.

https://fortune.com/2019/01/31/elect...deral-holiday/

Bad for Mitch and the GOP. Just like preventing the Russians from convincing gullible yokels in the Midwest that Hillary is Satan incarnate would be bad
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Old Yesterday, 04:02 PM
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The last thing the GOP wants is election security. After what Trump just did selling $8B worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't helping him too.
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Old Yesterday, 04:03 PM
 
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If there is one person who is hated more in politics than Trump, and the Squad, it HAS to be Mitch McConnell.

Why does he hate America so much? This isn't the first time he has blocked things against Russia, clearly he has more vested interest in Russia and a few select oligarchs, than he does the USA.




When you use rhetoric like "hates America", most people outside of ideological extremists discount your opinion.
To me Schumer is worse than McConnell, but I would not use hyperbole like "he hates America".

The same with Trump where you claim he is hated. Sure by TDS infected zealots he is hated, but that is not the norm in our country.
As with the previous example, I think Hillary would have been worse for the country than Trump, but I do not hate her.


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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM
 
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Opponents of the amendment said they want to see how the states spend the 2018 grant money before they appropriate more.
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Old Yesterday, 04:06 PM
 
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Thank goodness we have McConnell to keep the miscreants in line in the Senate.
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Old Yesterday, 04:32 PM
 
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America will be instantly be better when Mitch McConnell is no longer here.
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Old Yesterday, 04:41 PM
 
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Makes you wonder which country the GOP is working for these days. Should we be learning how to speak Russian, or would Arabic or Chinese be a better choice?

So many decisions.
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