Vice President Kamala Harris gave a message of support for Democrats who fled Texas instead of voting on a new election integrity bill.
Harris said she met with many of the said legislators who went to Washington D.C. The vice president described these Texan legislators as ones who show “extraordinary courage and commitment.”
Harris said they sat down and had a conversation. She applauded the said legislators for “standing for the rights” of every American and Texan to “express their voice through their vote unencumbered.
“They are leaders who are marching in the path that so many others before did it, when they fought and many died for the right to vote,” The vice president added.
The “leaders” whom Harris referred to are Texas Democrats who fled the state to dodge a vote on new election integrity. The “commitment” Harris had also mentioned entailed a highly publicized case of fleeing on expensive means of transportation just to avoid having a quorum in the Texas legislature.
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Also, on Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki joined in on the smear campaign against election integrity laws.
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Talking about an upcoming Biden speech, Psaki said the president will present the moral case of how denying voter rights suppress and silence the people. She said Biden “will redouble his commitment to using every tool at his disposal to continue to fight to protect the fundamental right of Americans to vote against the onslaught of voter suppression laws based on a dangerous and discredited conspiracy theory that culminated in assault on our Capitol.”
Psaki added that Biden will also “call out the greatest irony of the big lie is that no election in our history has met such high standard with over 80 judges, including those appointed by his predecessor, throwing out all challenges … He’ll also decry efforts to strip the right to vote as authoritarian and anti-American and stand up against the notion that politicians should be allowed to choose their voters or to subvert our system by replacing independent election authorities with partisan ones.”