Ted Cruz flattened for complaining about voting rights bill after trying to 'overthrow' an election

Perhaps the worst person to lead the crusade against the John Lewis Voting Rights Act would be those members who contested the results of the 2020 election using false "voter fraud" rumors.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Fox News to blast his displeasure about the voting rights bill, saying that it would "threaten our democracy."

Cruz claimed that "the first bill" proposed by Democrats was HR1, which is false. The number, HR1 is given to the House Speaker for bills she wants to highlight. It doesn't mean it is the first actual bill. The first bill that Democrats passed was HR 335, "To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces." It was passed on Jan. 22. The second, HR 1319 was the stimulus bill that Cruz and all other Republicans opposed.

He falsely claimed that "automatic voter registration" would result in "millions of illegal immigrants" being registered to vote. If voter registration was automatic, presumably this would be going off of Social Security numbers that aren't given to undocumented people. "Undocumented" means there are no government documents, like Social Security cards.

What HR 1 would actually do is stop fake voter fraud bills states are passing based on the fraudulent claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Republicans oppose it because they oppose any legislation that helps more Americans vote.

In an argument before the Supreme Court March 3, lawyers for the Arizona Republican Party argued that allowing every American the right to vote "puts us at a competitive disadvantage relative to Democrats. Politics is a zero-sum game, and every extra vote they get through unlawful interpretations of Section 2 hurts us."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted as much in a Senate floor speech in 2019.

"Just what America needs, another paid holiday and a bunch of government workers being paid to go out and work for, I assume, our folks—our colleagues on the other side, on their campaigns," McConnell said. "This is the Democrat plan to restore democracy? A brand-new week of paid vacation for every federal employee who would like to hover around while you cast your ballot?"

As McConnell said in the first part of the statement, it isn't a "brand new week of paid vacation," it makes Election Day a holiday since lawmakers made it on a Tuesday, which is a workday for many Americans.

The lies about the bill prompted many to attack Cruz and other Republicans who continue to use their power to take away American's ability to remove them from power.

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