Hillary Clinton Hits McConnell Over His Dismissal of H.R.1: Why Is He So Afraid of Democracy?

Mitch McConnell, Hillary Clinton
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Democrats in the House of Representatives easily passed election reform bill H.R.1 over a week ago, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refuses to see it to a vote on the Senate floor.

Because the bill includes measures such as automatic voter registration and making election day a holiday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called out McConnell for fearing democracy.

The former Democratic presidential nominee tweeted out an opinion piece from the Palm Beach Post that criticized McConnell’s stance on H.R.1. “Great question: Why is [McConnell] so afraid of democracy?” Clinton wrote Tuesday.

McConnell first mocked the ideas in H.R.1 back in January and called the bill a “power grab.”

“Just what America needs, another paid holiday and a bunch of government workers being paid to go out and work for, I assume, our colleagues on the other side on their campaigns,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “This is the Democratic plan to restore democracy?”

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McConnell scoffed at the bill again when it was passed 234-193 on March 6. A reporter asked why he wouldn’t bring it to a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. He replied, smiling: “Because I get to decide what we vote on.”

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Clinton expressed support for many of the measures included in H.R.1 before the bill was even written. In a long Twitter thread in September, the former Secretary of State listed off what she called was “housecleaning” of the election process.

“…post-Trump all future presidential candidates should be required by law to release their tax returns,” Clinton wrote. This point is a major part of H.R.1, which requires the president and vice president and presidential and vice presidential nominees from major parties to disclose tax returns.

That measure is directly targeted at President Donald Trump, who is the first president in decades not to release any tax returns to the public.

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This female has-been is out of her tree. One other part of HR 1: Prohibiting the purging of voter rolls of dead, illegal aliens and people who no longer live where their voter card says is “democracy”? That certainly would help support LA County’s 112% registration to eligible voter rate and the entire State of CA’s 101% rate. And help the D Party in its’ desperate attempt to regain POWER and Socialistic CONTROL over the American people and their freedoms.

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