Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, has introduced a new piece of legislation this week that is guaranteed to make liberal heads in our nation’s capital explode, as it is designed to prevent all non-citizens from being able to vote in D.C. Which is something they should have never been allowed to do in the first place. Voting is a right reserved for those who are citizens and contribute to the country, legally, and have skin in the game. The fact there were non-citizens casting ballots in elections in Washington is mind-blowing.
The Daily Wire is reporting that this new bill is a response to a newly passed law in the capital that provides non-citizens, which includes individuals who enter our country illegally, the right to cast a ballot in municipal races. The left is no longer even attempting to hide their dirty tactics to try and win elections. Now they are trying to take those underhanded strategies and make them legal.
And this is why President Joe Biden has done nothing to stop the border crisis. The more illegal migrants cross into the United States, the better. If they can manage to get these kind of laws passed that extend the right to vote to those folks, the more elections at the local, state, and eventually federal level, they can win.
“Allowing non-citizens, including aliens occupying our nation illegally, to exercise a right reserved for American citizens not only violates the constitutional principles our nation was founded upon, but also naively invites foreign meddling in our elections,” Cruz went on to say in a press release.
“Voting is a privilege and the tool by which American citizens exercise their say in who leads our country, how we spend our tax dollars, and what policies should be instituted. I am vehemently against unconstitutionally cheapening the votes of American citizens and ignoring the rule of law in this nation,” he continued.
The legislation introduced by Cruz is co-sponsored by Sens. John Kennedy, Steve Daines, J.D. Vance, and Rick Scott.
Congressman Chip Roy, also a Texas Republican, is leading the charge for the bill in the House of Representatives.
“The Washington, D.C., City Council voted in October to pass the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 in a 12-1 vote. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed the bill to pass without her signature, as she refused to veto the legislation,” the Daily Wire reported.
Congress has legislative authority over D.C. The city council transmitted the bill over to Congress on Jan. 11. The House Oversight Committee sought to block it the following day.
“The D.C. Council’s reckless decision to allow non-U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants the right to vote in local elections is an attack on the foundation of this republic,” Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) remarked in a statement. “This move by the Council is irresponsible and will only exacerbate the ongoing border crisis, subvert the voices of American citizens, and open the door for foreign adversaries to peddle influence in our nation’s capital.”
The bill would allow non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote in mayoral races, bids for attorney general, and school board members. In order to be eligible for this right, you only have to have been a resident for 30 days.
Head of government relations and communications at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, otherwise known as FAIR, shredded the D.C. City Council over the move.
“The right to vote is at the very core of the principle of self-determination and what it means to be a citizen,” Hauman stated in the press release from Cruz’s office. “The actions of the D.C. city government are the next and most damaging steps in an ongoing effort to erase any distinction between American citizens and noncitizens.”
Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas also put out a resolution before Congress back in December that was designed to prevent the non-citizen voting law from going into effect, referring to it as an “insane policy.”
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