I watched a one-hour video about HR-1 — House Resolution 1, the first bill the Democrats proposed when the House flipped party majority in 2019 — and this bill is like a breath of fresh air in a closed room that reeks of cat piss and decaying meat.
HR-1 is an anti-corruption bill for Congress. That should tell you most of what you need to know about it.
The other part you need to know is that it isn’t a squeeze of lemon-scent over the fetid swamp of Washington, DC. It’s a Roto-Rooter team that is going after the root problem: the money. It’s that rarest of all things in Washington: it’s a good bill. If you’re curious (like I am) dig into the details. It’s well-done.
The political responses should also tell you nearly everything you need to know about the people opposing it. It’s pretty simple: the people who are opposing it, are people whose livelihood depends on continued corruption in Washington. You want to name the corrupt voices in Congress? Just look at who is opposing the bill.
I’ve said before that the United States has already fallen, and is simply going through the long process of crumbling to ruins.
If, somehow, this bill passes without being zombified by amendments and poison pills, I may have to revise that opinion. There may be some life left in our nation.
Call your representatives, and if they aren’t supporting this bill enthusiastically, vote them out.
McConnell will never allow a Senate vote on HR-1. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/06/mcconnell-election-reform-bill-1207702
‘Never’ is a lot longer than McConnell is going to live, which is in turn probably a lot longer than he will remain in power.
But what you say is true: he will never allow a Senate vote, so long as he is in power and the bent Senate rules allow him to prevent it.
That’s precisely the point: he may not be able to hold that power. The drill is starting to chatter in his hands, and the bit may break on him.