Heritage: Schumer Using Jan. 6 to Seize ‘Permanent Power’

Heritage: Schumer Using Jan. 6 to Seize ‘Permanent Power’

January 6, 2022

In a joint statement Wednesday from the Heritage Foundation, President Kevin Roberts and Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is using the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol breach to seize “permanent” political power.

Anderson and Roberts wrote, “In 2021, state lawmakers ushered in smart and transparent election integrity reforms, making it easy to vote and hard to cheat. This work should be commended, as voter integrity and trust in our elections are the bedrock of our American democracy. Instead, the liberal elite spent all of 2021 creating a false narrative of voter disenfranchisement and suppression as Democrat leaders and the media tried to convince Americans reforms such as voter ID were racist…

“However, the American people did not buy into their lies, and Democrat leaders in Washington have now pivoted to the anniversary of January 6. Senator Schumer and his cronies are now using the events of last January as a means to accomplish their never-ending goal of permanent power,” the Heritage leaders added. “Disguised as a ‘voting rights’ bill, Schumer’s anti-voter agenda is nothing more than an attempt to take power away from the American people and forever undermine the integrity of our elections.”

“This proposed legislation will give Washington bureaucrats power over our election systems and throw out measures like voter ID in every state — a common-sense measure that is continually supported by over 80% of the American people,” Anderson and Roberts concluded. “Americans want voter integrity, and they know the Left’s partisan narrative has nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with rigging the rules to keep Democrats in power to pass their agenda without our support.”

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