Congressman Schiff on Senate Failure to Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
“There is no right more fundamental, more vital, and more sacred to our democracy than the right to vote – it is what separates a democracy from an autocracy, a free nation from a despotic regime. Today, far too many Senate Republicans failed to put our democracy first – and instead, made it clear that they would prefer to pick their voters, rather than let their voters pick them.
“It is time for Congress to start legislating like our democracy is on the line – because it is. It’s time to end the filibuster – or at a minimum create a carve out for voting rights – because Republicans will never choose country over party. It’s time to put everything on the line to protect and strengthen the right to vote.”