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US lawmaker burn says worried about ‘losing this democracy’

Written by The Frontier Post

WASHINGTON DC (Monitoring Desk): House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said in an interview that he is worried about losing the House in 2022 and “losing this democracy,” saying that is the reason why he is pushing so much for Democrats’ voting rights legislation.
“I’m worried about losing the House. I’m worried about losing this democracy. That’s why I’m fighting as hard as I can for this voting rights bill, because we are teetering on the edge of losing this democracy,” Clyburn told Greta Van Susteren in an interview to be aired on Sunday.
“And I’m telling you, look, when they passed tho-se laws back in 1895, these new constitutions that they put in place all over the South, we lost our democracy throughout South Car-olina and other Southern states. I don’t want to see that happen again, and that’s what we are teetering on doing,” the House majority whip warned.
The House passed voting rights legislation on Thursday that merges the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which strengthens the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the Freedom to Vote Act, which overhauls federal elections.
The Senate is set to take up that legislation on Tuesday amid a fight over filibuster reform after Republicans in the upper chamber blocked three previous election-related bills.
Democrats view the voting rights legislation as crucial after GOP-controlled state legislatures debated and enacted new voting rules in the wake of the 2020 election, which former President Trump and his closest allies have falsely claimed was “stolen.”
A number of House members have announced they won’t seek reelection in 2022, in what’s expected to be a tough year for Democrats trying to keep their narrow majority in the chamber. Among some of the House Democrats not seeking reelection are Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), Bobby Rush (Ill.) and Jackie Speier (Calif.).

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