Before the recently-concluded CPAC conference even began, Speaker Nancy Pelosi scheduled votes to apparently spite Republican legislators, including a “convenient” COVID Stimulus bill vote at 2 am Saturday morning.
The vote forced GOP House members like Reps. Byron Donalds and Chip Roy to take early morning flights just to be able to attend the annual event’s last day.
The next big piece of legislation that is slated for a vote will be the controversial “For The People Act 2021 (H.R. 1), a bill Democrats penned to change the current election process.
The bill, which would normalize voting practices such as ballot harvesting, will be brought to a vote this coming Thursday. HR 1 has been described by Congressmen Donalds as, “the worst piece of legislation.”
Texas Rep. Roy (R) told Texas Politics on Sunday that he would be releasing a “10-point plan” of new voting laws to counter the Democrat election measure.
Roy added that his legislation, which will probably be introduced on the day H.R. 1 is voted on, would demand that state legislatures reassure Americans that a “signature-matching” provision is followed and that Congress “limit mail-in voting to people that actually need it.”
“We’ll all [GOP House] vote against HR 1,” said Roy. “We’ll all message why its garbage, and then point everybody to Joe Manchin in the Senate and say, ‘Don’t you dare pass that’, and every activist in the world, demand that they pass this.”
“If they don’t do it, kick them out of office,” added Roy.
Roy then pointed to six battleground states that President Donald Trump lost in the 2020 election, of which five have a Republican majority in their respective legislatures.
“Go pass a law that says, ‘Signature match, voter ID, limit mail-in voting to those who actually need it,” concluded Roy.