Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is strongly opposed to efforts to make Election Day a national holiday.
On the Senate floor today, he derided a proposal to do that as a "power grab” by Democrats who want to win elections by having more people vote in them.
McConnell said Democrats want “generous new benefits for federal bureaucrats and government employees” including El… https://t.co/kRSjuasF12— Steven Dennis (@Steven Dennis)1548872156.0
The internet raged in response to McConnell for trying to suppress voting.
@StevenTDennis Cause he knows - If the majority of the Americans actually had the chance to vote - they would lose every single time.— devil's advocate (@devil's advocate)1548869474.0
@StevenTDennis @resisterhood “If everyone voted, then we would never win!” Quite the take, Mitch. https://t.co/kusnQwP6kH— Fab Miss Em (@Fab Miss Em)1548870549.0
This is a naked admission. @senatemajldr and the Republicans don't want to make it easier for Americans to vote. Wh… https://t.co/XrnLKRizBZ— David Corn (@David Corn)1548871225.0
“If people voted, we would lose” is a hell of a take to say out loud on the Senate floor. https://t.co/8d7XWHNbae— Katelyn Burns (@Katelyn Burns)1548871800.0
So, @senatemajldr, how would Election Day being a federal holiday part of a power grab by Democrats to win election… https://t.co/npeT4T9Oqg— (((Mad Bastard))) (@(((Mad Bastard))))1548872621.0
@DavidCornDC @senatemajldr All Republican actions are calculated to preserve the consolidation of power in rich, wh… https://t.co/l2xrrxNhdQ— MplsWillie (@MplsWillie)1548871885.0