Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) organized the identical patriots who stood as much as beat Trump with compelling remarks about voter suppression on Rachel Maddow.
Sen. Raphael Warnock on #Maddow “It is a defining second for American democracy. If that is occurring within the state capitol in Georgia, it is not going to take very lengthy for it to go to a state capitol close to you.” pic.twitter.com/vU6l6Epaoe
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 27, 2021
Warnock stated on The Rachel Maddow Present:
If you happen to assume that that is one thing occurring down in Georgia, you might be misapprehending the second that we’re residing in. If you happen to assume that that is one thing occurring to black voters, you continue to don’t fairly clearly perceive. It is a defining second for the American democracy. If that is occurring within the state capitol in Georgia, it is not going to take very lengthy for it to go to a state capitol close to you. As a result of, clearly, whereas there are the reverberations of race are an ongoing wrestle in America, the methods by which poor individuals, younger persons are marginalized in numerous methods, and an actual sense that that is about one thing rather more profound than that.
It’s about whether or not we’re who we are saying we’re. Both we’re a democracy, or we’re not. Both we consider within the concept of 1 particular person, one vote, or we don’t. Both I’m a citizen or not. These are politicians who’re attempting to carry on to energy. That’s what that is. It’s an influence wrestle. And so they determined that they will maintain on to energy it doesn’t matter what, even when it prices the democracy itself, and the one individuals finally who can right this are the individuals themselves. So now we have all obtained to face up, say no to this. Historical past is watching us, and our kids are relying on us.
Sen. Warnock is right. What is going on in Georgia, Iowa, Arizona, and different states everywhere in the nation isn’t about voting legal guidelines. It’s an assault on democracy that’s simply as overt and brazen because the terrorist assault on the Capitol.
This time the terrorists aren’t carrying Trump flags. They’re elected officers with an (R) beside their names.
Sen. Warnock is an influence and mobilizing power to protect our democracy. Over 80 million patriots got here collectively in November to defeat Donald Trump. That very same coalition reform in even bigger numbers to cease the Republican legislative assault on democracy.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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