Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed his Democratic colleagues’ failed attempt to overhaul the nation’s election laws Wednesday; calling their comments the “biggest lie in American politics.”
“The biggest lie being told in American politics in recent weeks has been that the states are involved in a systematic effort to suppress the vote,” said McConnell.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "The biggest lie being told in American politics in recent weeks has been that the states are involved in a systematic effort to suppress the vote." pic.twitter.com/Bf99Vbj36Q
— The Hill (@thehill) June 23, 2021
The Democratic push to pass a federal bill regulating national elections came to a screeching halt in the Senate Tuesday night, where lawmakers failed to secure enough votes to override a Republican veto; effectively killing the legislation.
“Once again, the Senate Republican minority has launched a partisan blockade of a pressing issue,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 22, 2021
Vice Pres. Harris spoke to reporters after Senate GOP blocked voting rights reform bill, saying the issue “is not a Republican concern or a Democratic concern, it is an American concern. This is about the American people's right to vote, unfettered.” https://t.co/lsqUt54j0L pic.twitter.com/fxckik2EWP
— ABC News (@ABC) June 23, 2021
“What could be more hypocritical and cynical than invoking minority rights in the Senate as a pretext for preventing debate about how to preserve minority rights in the society,” Democrat Senator Warnock said during a floor speech Tuesday.
60% of the POPULATION? Biden Says ‘200 Million People’ Have Died in the US from CoVID
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued to baffle millions of Americans Sunday when discussing the Coronavirus pandemic in the country; falsely asserting “200 million people” have died in the USA from CoVID-19.
“It’s estimated that 200 million people will die, probably by the time I finish this talk,” said Biden.
Joe Biden Claims Nearly Two-Thirds Of Entire Population Have Died From COVID-19 https://t.co/TY64tYs5Bg
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 21, 2020
Joe Biden: “It’s estimated that 200 million people will die, probably by the time I finish this talk.”
That’s nearly 2/3 of the U.S. population. pic.twitter.com/lp23K11K3o
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 20, 2020
Nearly one million people have died from CoVID-19 around the world since the outbreak began earlier this year; including 200,000 in the United States.
Watch Biden’s comments above.
AXELROD ON BIDEN: ‘He Either Can Cut It, Or He Can’t’
Democratic strategist David Axelrod weighed-in Thursday on Joe Biden’s potentially reduced campaign schedule; saying “this is bad advice” and claiming the former Vice President can “either cut it or he can’t.”
“This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win. He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate. He’s running for president of the United States, for God’s sake!” posted Axelrod on social media.
This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win.
He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate.
He’s running for president of the United States, for God’s sake!https://t.co/SCZmqVYapF
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 15, 2019
Allies and political insiders close to Joe Biden are reportedly telling the former Vice President to scale back his campaign stops and speaking events; hoping the reduced schedule will minimize future speaking gaffes.
“Allies to Joe Biden have been floating the idea of altering the former vice president’s schedule in an effort to reduce the gaffes he has made in recent days,” reports The Hill. “The allies, growing increasingly nervous about Biden’s verbal flubs, have said it’s an approach that’s been suggested to campaign officials on the heels of the former vice president’s stumbles.”
“He needs to be a strong force on the campaign trail, but he also has to pace himself,” said one insider.
“I think you’ll see the same schedule and maybe even more Joe Biden,” one ally said. “Everyone wants to see Joe Biden be Joe Biden. If he’s held back in any way, that’s almost the antithesis of who he is.”
“I think it’s the wrong approach,” they added.
“Joe Biden has spoken his mind his entire life, which voters know and love about him,” said Biden’s deputy campaign manager. “He’s a real person, he’s authentic, and that will never change. He’s going to keep taking on Trump and making the case to voters about the stakes we face in this election, regardless of how the press chooses to cover him.”
President Trump routinely refers to Biden as “sleepy Joe.”