Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mitch Blocks D.C. Voting Rights Act

What a disgrace. There is one thing this is about. Mitch McConnell trying to stop African-Americans from going to the polls. Even after progressives and conservatives reached a compromise that would allow citizens of Washington, D.C. to vote by giving Utah an extra seat. Once again, the obstructionist-in-chief Mitch McConnell has blocked a debate on the bill:

Kemp, during a conference call earlier this week, argued that supporting D.C. voting rights is a way for the GOP — the party of Lincoln, he kept saying — to get back on the right side of history.

A 2005 survey found that 85 percent of Americans agree that D.C. residents ought to be allowed off what, symbolically at least, is America’s last political plantation.

This is all well and good, but there is an individual who has the power to keep all these juicy issues from being debated in the Senate.

That man is Kentucky’s own Sen. Mitch McConnell. He’s Senate minority leader, and unfortunately, on the D.C. voting rights bill, McConnell is on the opposite side. His contention is that the Constitution is clear that D.C. residents are not to have voting rights in Congress.


At 11:22 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Just another nail in his coffin.

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Oh, NOW the constitution is important...


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