I checked the voter rolls to see how many Republicans voted for both the anti-police bill the House passed last night and the expansive election bill that would eviscerate state election laws, and there was only one Republican.
He’s conservative Lance Gooden from Texas and he said his vote for the anti-police bill was a big mistake:
I have arguably the most conservative/America First voting record in Congress!
Of course I wouldn’t support the radical left’s, Anti-Police Act.
I have changed the official record to reflect my opposition! pic.twitter.com/s7uCdlxvgO
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) March 4, 2021
According to The Hill, Gooden had said in a now-deleted tweet that he simply hit the wrong button and didn’t realize it until it was too late. Bet that’s a mistake he’ll never make again!
Gooden does have a good voting record so I have no problem accepting his explanation for this mistake. I’m honestly just really glad he didn’t mean to vote for this because it would need a lot more explanation if he did.
And just to be clear, no Republican voted for the highly partisan election bill known as the “For the People Act”. Thankfully.