The office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Said in a memo Democrats were pushing “the big left lie”, accusing them of orchestrating a “false hysteria” over rights to vote.
The note says that Democrats “Will try to use false hysteria to shatter the Senate and silence millions of voices of Americans so that they can take control of the elections and advance their radical agenda,” a likely reference to attempts at reform of the systematic obstruction to pass voting rights legislation.
“Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans have repeatedly opposed the left and their big lie that there is an evil anti-vote plot sweeping America,” the memo added.
Last week Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) Express skepticism towards McConnell’s openness to discussing electoral law changes as Democrats scramble to push forward important Senate voting rights legislation.
“I think it’s a fake. I think this is a way of trying to get the two senators we have who disagree to go for something that will not change the horrible, voracious shift in the balance of power that will allow in elections to slam things in the direction of Republicans in a dramatic way, in an unfair way, in a non – – little “D” – democratic way, “Schumer said.
McConnell said it is “It’s worth discussing the changes to the voter count law, a move many Republicans have supported. Democrats have said simply amending the 1887 law is insufficient and that the focus should be on broader electoral reform.
Schumer plans to force a rule change by Jan. 17 if Republicans block the For the People’s Law and the Free Voting Law.