G. McConway
September 29, 2022

McConnell Shoots Down Cheney’s Election Reform Bill in Senate

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is doing what he does best… blocking.

After seeing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) get her election reform bill through the House, Cheney was dealt a massive blow by McConnell.

McConnell will not support her bill, likely the last piece of legislation she would be able to pass as a member of Congress.

Instead, McConnell will support a similar piece of legislation being crafted in the Senate.

Sorry, Liz

Cheney's bill had some provisions that had raised some eyebrows.

She was looking to break the mold, whereas McConnell is only interested in a few tweaks to close some loopholes, or perceived loopholes.

He stated, "I strongly support the modest changes that our colleagues in a working group have fleshed out after literally months of detailed discussions."

McConnell continued, "It's clear that only a bipartisan compromise originating in the Senate can actually become law.

"One party going it alone would be a non-starter.

"In my view the House bill is a non-starter."

The Senate legislation was headed up by Senator Collins (R-ME) and has 22 bi-partisan co-sponsors on the bill.

Collins, on the legislation, stated, "Senator McConnell's support sends an important message.

"The Senate bill is a carefully crafted bipartisan reform that makes sensible and much-needed updates to the archaic and ambiguous Electoral Count Act of 1887."

Collins' bill flew through the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) the only "no" vote.

Sorry, Liz, your final days in office will not have a piece of legislation with your name attached to it.

Source: Fox News

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