Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set social media alight on Wednesday after he described laws to make Election Day a paid vacation for federal employees as a “energy seize” by Democrats.
McConnell poured chilly water on Home Democrats’ proposed H.R. 1 (often known as the For The Individuals Act) which incorporates a slew of reforms, together with the Election Day proposal, which was geared toward making it simpler for all Individuals to have the ability to vote.
“Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues are promoting it as a package deal of pressing measures to save lots of American democracy,” McConnell stated on the Senate ground. “What it actually appears to be is a package deal of pressing measures to rewrite the foundations of American politics for the unique advantage of the Democratic Get together.”
McConnell’s feedback attracted widespread scorn on Twitter from politicians previous and current, together with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.):
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who served in former President Invoice Clinton’s administration, known as out McConnell and Senate Republicans:
Different folks had been equally irked by McConnell’s pronouncement: