A Democrat leader has been arrested in the latest attempt by the radical left to protest common-sense election security measures.
Ohio Democrat Representative Joyce Beatty, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was arrested on July 15 for participating in a protest on Capitol Hill calling for the Senate to eliminate the filibuster and pass the Democrats’ radical election takeover bills.
Democrats’ Fight Against Election Integrity
As Democrats around the country join together to fight against securing U.S. elections at the state level, the battle in Washington, D.C. to pass two radical election takeover bills continues.
As reported by left-wing news outlet The Hill, “It is believed that the Democrats’ two voting rights bills — the For the People Act and the Johnson Lewis Voting Rights Advancement — would stem the flow of the new voting restrictions, but as it stands, neither have a clear path to President Biden’s desk.”
The Hill also noted that “Republicans vehemently oppose the For the People Act, known as H.R. 1, often describing the proposal as a blatant Democratic power grab. The bill passed the House with no GOP support and isn’t expected to garner any in the Senate.”
The so-called “For the People Act” has been referred to by the GOP as the “Corrupt Politicians Act.” At the end of June, Ted Cruz spoke out against that bill on the Senate floor.
“The Corrupt Politicians Act is the most dangerous legislation we’ve considered in the Senate in the nine years I’ve served in this body,” Cruz said. “It’s an attempt by Senate Democrats at a brazen power grab. It’s an attempt by Democrats to federalize elections, and to ensure that Democrats won’t lose control for the next one hundred years. This bill isn’t about protecting the right to vote, it’s precisely the opposite. It’s about taking away the right to vote from the citizens, and giving it instead to the corrupt politicians in Washington who want to stay in power.”
“The Corrupt Politicians Act would strike down virtually every common sense voter integrity law adopted by states across the country,” the senator added. “Thirty-six states have adopted voter-ID laws: a reasonable, and common sense step to protect the integrity of elections that over 70 percent of Americans support, and over 60 percent of African-Americans support. In fact, recent polling now shows support for voter ID at over 80 percent.”
Democrats lack the votes to pass these two corrupt election takeover bills, thanks to the existence of the filibuster. The left has been campaigning to do away with the filibuster, but has been unable to do so without the support of moderate Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
Radical Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty led the protest in the Hart Senate Office Building, making herself the center of attention, in typical Democrat fashion.
“We will not be turned around. We will keep walking. We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote!” the Democrat leader tweeted, sharing a picture of herself and other Democrats protesting.
We will not be turned around. We will keep walking. We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote! pic.twitter.com/uyJHXEy8Y0
— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) July 15, 2021
Beatty later shared pictures of herself being arrested and ziptied by Capitol police.
Let the people vote. Fight for justice. pic.twitter.com/JnEUPl9KJW
— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) July 15, 2021
“The group of around 20 people spent about 20 minutes in the building before Capitol Police delivered several warnings and restrained the protesters with zip ties. The police detained Beatty first, then led her and other protesters outside to waiting Capitol Police vans. The remaining protesters walked out of Hart without being arrested,” Politico reported.
According to the Capitol police, Beatty and her group were arrested for allegedly “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.”
“Today, I stood in solidarity with Black women across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote,” Beatty said in a statement after her arrest. “We have come too far and fought too hard to see everything systematically dismantled and restricted by those who wish to silence our voice.”
This isn’t Beatty’s first time joining in on radical protests. During the height of the George Floyd riots in the summer of 2020, the Democrat leader was pepper-sprayed by police while participating in the so-called “protests.”
As Democrats continue to mischaracterize election security measures as racist attempts to restrict the vote, it is likely that we will see more of these “protests” by attention-seeking Democrat leaders. If they are able to do away with the filibuster and pass their radical election takeover legislation, it is likely that the security of our elections will be permanently damaged. Thankfully, it appears that the two so-called “voting rights” measures are dead-on-arrival in the Senate.