Wednesday on CNN’s The Lead, Sen. Bob Menendez claimed that he was in favor of a “democracy exception” to the filibuster rule in order to pass the Democrats election reform bill with a simple majority in the U.S. Senate.
Asked if there is common ground to be found with Republicans on election reform, Menendez said, “Well, look, I hope that we can reach common ground. Preserving the right to vote and the ability to cast that vote is the very essence of representative democracy. Yet, what we see across the country over 400 actions taken by Republican legislatures and introducing bills that restrict the right to vote, that makes it far more difficult to cast a vote, particularly in minority communities. That’s a telltale sign of where Republicans really are at. So it is my hope that if it wasn’t for The for People Act, that then tell us what you’re for at the end of the day to see what we can come together on common ground, at least to advance some of the democracy gains that we should be having in our society and make sure that everybody who is eligible to vote gets that right to vote and it gets to do it relatively in an easy fashion.”
Fact check: there is no common ground to be found because Democrats don’t want to give up the voter fraud they need to win elections.
Menendez added, “In the absence of any visible demonstration by Republicans to come to the table and broaden the scope of how we make the right to vote is enhanced, how do we get dark money out of our system, how do we ultimately have greater transparency in the funding of elections, I would consider that.”
If Menendez really wants election reform and transparency — and he doesn’t — he can begin by denouncing the massive voter fraud committed by his own Party.