Clyburn Peeved At Manchin For Not Supporting Voting Right Bill

Clyburn Peeved At Manchin For Not Supporting Voting Right Bill

Clyburn Peeved At Manchin For Not Supporting Voting Right Bill

Long time South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, who gave us Dementia Joe Biden, is quite peeved with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for not supporting H.R. 1. H.R. 1 is the voting rights bill known as the “For the People” bill. The word “Orwellian” gets thrown around a lot these days, but this act, with such a benign name, is the true meaning of Orwellian.

Clyburn, in addition to giving us Biden, was last seen comparing Federal officers to Gestapo. The man has a hatred for America, as it is, that is shocking. Well, not really. We always knew it. So, what has his knickers in a knot now? He is angry that Senator Joe Manchin is the only Democrat not to sign on to H.R. 1. From the Huffington Post:

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-highest ranking member of Democratic Party leadership in the House, told HuffPost he’s “insulted” by the position Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is taking on the party’s top legislative priority: a giant reform package that includes an expansion of voting rights across the country.

Manchin, the only Democratic senator not to co-sponsor the For The People Act this year, very carefully backed parts of the bill in a statement issued on March 25. While he expressed some support for elements of the bill, he also said that he was primarily focused on finding “a bipartisan solution” to the issues the bill addresses, including voting rights.

Here are the six parts of the bill that Manchin supports:

He specifically endorsed six elements currently in the bill, which include five previously introduced pieces of legislation. They include mandating 15 days of early voting, including two weekends; the Native American Voting Rights Act, which would authorize additional resources to elections in Native American and Alaska Native communities; the Secure Elections Act and the Prevent Election Hacking Act, which would provide funds to states to bolster election security and protect election infrastructure from hacking attempts; the DISCLOSE Act, which would mandate the disclosure of currently undisclosed independent election spending; and the Honest Ads Act, which requires digital platforms to disclose political advertising. The DISCLOSE Act fell to a Republican filibuster by one vote in 2010.

If we knew the details, these sound like things we could all get on board with. H.R. 1, on the other hand, subsumes all of the Constitutionally guaranteed states rights regarding voting to the Federal government. While the Constitutional Authority Statement, asserts that the bill is within the rights of the Congress under Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the Constitution:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Um, that’s not even close. The Constitutionality of this bill is a huge question. It is, however a huge power grab by Pelosi and Clyburn and all their ilk.

Steve Forbes made a video about this un-Constitutional bill:

Same day voter registration, illegals automatically registered, no voter I.D. required? Mandating states require the registration of 16 and 17 year olds? Ballot harvesting? Restricting free speech? What could go wrong?

And, the Wall Street Journal notes an even odder requirement:

These columns have reported some of H.R.1’s flaws already, but Ms. Huseman points out two hilarious provisions we hadn’t explored. The bill requires states to offer voter registration via “an automated telephone-based system.” She calls this “a wild, almost certainly nonsecure idea that no state currently uses and that election officials are baffled by.” Some of her sources suggest it was added to the bill at the demand of disability advocates.

Clyburn doesn’t care about Constitutionality. No. He is upset that Joe Manchin is reaching across the aisle for bipartisanship:

For Clyburn, Manchin’s statement prioritizes bipartisanship over the voting rights of Black Americans and other minority groups.

“I’m insulted when he tells me that it’s more important to maintain a relationship with the minority in the U.S. Senate than it is for you to maintain a relationship with the minority of voters in America,” Clyburn said in an interview. “That’s insulting to me.”

What’s super-insulting is that a black man, Clyburn, doesn’t think that black or other persons of color are capable of registering to vote or obtaining the voter I.D. they need to rent a car. Joe Manchin should bring that up. Not that Clyburn is capable of hearing him.

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