It’s unbelievable just how extreme the Democratic Party has become.
House Republicans introduced another Motion to Recommit today on the Democratic bill ‘For the People Act’. The motion was to make a statement against voting by illegal immigrants in localities where that is allow. All but 6 House Democrats voted against the motion:
BREAKING : Moments ago, the House voted in favor of allowing illegals to vote, by turning down a GOP proposal to discourage the illegal practice.— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) March 8, 2019
6 Democrats voted with the GOP and 1 Republican, Rep. Justin Amash was the only House Rep to vote against his party’s MTR to HR1.
We've watched Democrats prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens for a while now. But today they took it a step further by blocking our motion to prevent illegal immigrants from voting in elections—effectively devaluing the vote of legitimate voters. pic.twitter.com/mEnXNCSsAA
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 8, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice.
The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting.
“We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure.
The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader debate on Democrats’ major legislative priority this year, HR 1, the “For the People Act,” which includes historic expansions of voter registration and access, as well as a major rewrite of campaign finance laws.
The measure would have had no practical effect even if it had passed. Illegal immigrants — and indeed noncitizens as a whole — are not legally able to participate in federal elections.
But Republicans had hoped to send a message to localities such as San Francisco, where noncitizens are now allowed to vote in school board elections.
“It sounds like I’m making it up. What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?” said Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Texas Republican.
He pointed to last year’s vote, when 49 Democrats joined the GOP to decry noncitizen voting.
On Friday just six Democrats voted in favor.
A 1996 federal law prohibits noncitizens from voting in federal elections, but there is no prohibition on localities, and indeed a number of jurisdictions allow it, to some extent.
Not only must Democrats become radical socialists in order to run for president in their primary, but they can’t even come out against illegal immigrants voting in elections.
As was pointed out by Crenshaw, 49 Democrats voted against illegal immigrant voting last year. This year, only SIX.