House rejects amendment to restore voting rights of felons who are out of prison and those currently incarcerated

Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Cori Bush poses for a portrait after beating incumbent Rep.William Lacy Clay in their primary election, in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant - RC2V7I92SNKJ (Reuters)

In a great victory for white supremacy, the House on March 2 rejected an amendment authored by radical Democrat members of the “Squad” that would have let felons and the incarcerated help choose our leaders.

At least that’s how freshman representative and Squad member Cori Bush, D-Mo., is portraying it, though it’s hard to pick out the white supremacy connection. Except that Democrats did not get what Democrats wanted, and that means you’re Hitler.

The measure went down in bipartisan defeat with just 97 Democrats voting for it and 328 members – 119 Democrats and 209 Republicans – voting against, FOX News reported.

Bush authored the amendment with support from fellow progressive Reps. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and New Jersey’s Bonnie Watson Coleman.

After the defeat, Bush tweeted: “For the first time ever, the House took a vote on whether or not to end the cruelty of denying incarcerated people their right to vote. Our amendment didn’t pass, but 97 Democrats voted with us. We will not stop fighting until we dismantle white supremacy in all of its forms.”

Republicans slammed the issue of giving the imprisoned the right to vote.

“The American people are probably wondering why Congress is wasting its time debating whether or not to grant convicted murderers additional rights,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Spokesman Mike Berg. “The answer is because Nancy Pelosi and her socialist colleagues control the House of Representatives.”


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