As the party tried to delay a restrictive Republican voting bill, President Biden will resolve the voting rights issue on Tuesday.
Democrats in Texas are fleeing the state to prevent Republicans from passing an election bill that will impose new restrictions on voting.
The Texas Democrat said that most of the 67 Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives took two charter flights to Washington, DC.
“We won’t be back,” State Representative Jasmine Crockett told the Houston Chronicle before boarding the plane.
The Texas Constitution requires at least 100 of the 150 state House of Representatives to be present to vote on any bill. By leaving Texas, Democrats hope to prevent the majority of Republicans from putting the bill into vote within this week.
In the political battle in Texas, U.S. President Joe Biden plans to deliver an important speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 13, calling on voting rights advocates to boycott the new Republicans passed in the state legislature after the former president’s resignation. The law wave. Donald Trump lost in the 2020 election.
Biden will “explain why the refusal to vote is a form of repression and a moral reason for silence,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday.
Psaki said that the president “will redouble his commitment to using all the tools at his disposal and continue to fight to protect the basic voting rights of Americans.”
Psaki said that Republican state lawmakers launched “an onslaught of voter suppression laws based on dangerous and untrustworthy conspiracy theories, and ultimately attacked our Capitol.”
Biden will “tell the biggest irony of the’big lie’, that is, no election in our history has reached such a high standard, and more than 80 judges, including the judge appointed by his predecessor, have abandoned all challenges.” , Psaki said.
Dozens litigation Trump and his supporters’ proposal to challenge the results of the 2020 election was rejected by federal and state judges on the grounds that they lacked evidence.
Psaki called Trump and his supporters’ efforts to overthrow the election and impose voting restrictions after his defeat as “the most serious challenge to our democracy since the Civil War.”
A similar strike by the Texas Democrats in May prevented Republicans from formulating an early version of the Texas Voting Restriction Act It tried to ban 24-hour polling stations and ballot boxes to make it easier for people to vote.
The new Texas bill is expected to be passed in the State Senate, and if it is finally passed by the House of Representatives, it will be signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott. Republicans earlier tried to prohibit advances on Sunday morning. Attempts to vote were excluded. Try to get the judge to overturn the election with insufficient evidence.
With Republicans in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, and Arkansas paying new attention to U.S. voting rights enforcement Passed the new rules Since the 2020 presidential election, critics say it makes it more difficult for people to vote.
The voting rights dispute in the United States is heating up.
U.S. Department of Justice June 25 File a lawsuit Challenge Georgia’s new voting law on the grounds of civil rights. Attorney General Merrick Garland (Merrick Garland) stated that the law was designed to cancel voting by African Americans in Southern State, which has a history of discriminatory electoral practices.
At the same time, Republicans in the U.S. Senate Prevented comprehensive electoral reforms A bill submitted in Congress last month will overturn state laws that are now being passed.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are advancing a new voting rights proposal named after the late John Lewis, a Georgian civil rights icon and member of Congress.
The President has stated that he plans to “speak widely” on voting rights and that he will “get on the right track” on this issue, indicating that this is likely to be a campaign issue in the midterm elections in the United States in 2022.