The Congress needs to review and renew the Voting Rights Act and also pass HR1/S1, bills created by Democrats to protect and expand the vote.
Progressive media could do more to publicize the specific contents of these bills and how they would combat specific types of voter suppression. And the progressive media needs to keep up the great work exposing the anti-democracy bills the Republicans in the states are trying to get through the state legislatures.
On every level, Republicans must be exposed as the allies of insurrection, trying to reverse the victory of the Biden-Harris coalition, and attempting to accomplish with voter suppression laws what the Former Guy and his insurrectionists could not get done on January 6. #ElectDemocrats #ProtectTheVote
U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh Republican-backed voting restrictions-
Biden expected to diversify USPS board, cement Democrats' oversight with appointments https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/biden-diversify-usps-board-cement-democrats-oversight-appointments-n1258767
There is massive bipartisan support for the Biden COVID relief bill as attested to by up to 80% public support for it, depending on how the questions are phrased, and this figure includes a substantial majority of Republican voters.
Rob Portman has become a pathetic excuse of a human being. I trust that Biden and Congressional Democrats will ignore his whining and gaslighting. What the fuck, indeed.
Democratic legislators try and therefore once in a while achieve something of enduring and eventually popular benefit.
What have Republicans done for us lately? We'll get to bipartisanship when they get on board with helping people. Until then, suffer it out, Mr. Portman, while Democrats fix your mess.
Get your own act in gear, Portman, and do something, anything that's bipartisan. Anything. We're waiting.
@HopeVanDyne Rachel Maddow and other news commentators have pointed out that the nominees that Senate Republicans and Joe Manchin have a problem with are all people of color: Xavier Becerra, Deb Haaland, and Neera Tanden. Not all nominees who are POC have been given a hard time: UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was confirmed 78-20 today, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was confirmed 93-2. However, Sen. McConnell tried to get his caucus not to vote for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Sen. Hawley did his best to hold up Mayorkas' confirmation.
Yes there was a breakdown in intelligence, and no, the Capitol police were in no way ready for a deadly insurrection by a traitor President's cult, but let's place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the number one person responsible for what happened on January 6th: Trump.
We can also blame the worthless GQP, for their refusal for years to take far right extremist domestic terrorism seriously and for raising hell every time our intel agencies tried to raise the alarm about it because those people are their base.
Trump also hollowed out every agency in our government and drove the morale in them down to zero so, as I said, every bit of this goes to the Former Guy and his enabling party.
Former Capitol security officials blame intelligence lapses for deadly Jan. 6 riot:
Rotten Retired NYPD Cop Once Assigned to Secure City Hall Accused of Pipe Attack on Capitol Police https://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/retired-nypd-cop-once-assigned-to-secure-city-hall-charged-in-pipe-attack-on-capitol-police-officials/2904889/
Joe Manchin’s daughter who raised price of EpiPen granted $19 million salary & swanky perks in 2015 https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-epipen-ceo-bresch-salary-20160824-story.html
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