In the Dead of the Night, Ted Cruz Blocked Dems ‘Massive Power Grab’ in the Senate

Senator Ted Cruz took action in the middle of the night to stop a “massive power grab” by Democrats.

At 3:30am on Wednesday, Chuck Schumer tried to force a vote on the For the People Act by unanimous consent, according to The Houston Chronicle.

Cruz took to the Senate floor to respond.

Cruz objected the legislation, calling it “a federal government takeover of elections” and a “massive power grab by Democrats.”

Cruz continued to attack Schumer for about 15 minutes, the Chronicle added.

Cruz said, “This bill would constitute a federal government takeover of elections. It would constitute a massive power grab by Democrats.”

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“It would disenfranchise millions of Americans and it would do precisely the opposite of its nominal title, ‘For The People.’ It is, instead, for the politicians because it entrenches politicians and ensures that the people cannot vote them out of office.”

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He continued, “It would strike down virtually every reasonable voter integrity law in the country, including voter ID laws supported by the overwhelming majority of this country, including prohibitions on ballot harvesting, again widely supported by people in this country.”

Cruz concluded, “It would mandate that felons be allowed to vote, and it would automatically register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It would profoundly undermine democracy in this country, and for that reason, I object.”

Mitch McConnell joined Cruz in objecting:

More from Western Journal:

Having been well pleased with the flexibility in voting methods the pandemic allowed them, and certainly with the results of the 2020 election, Democrats would like to make these changes permanent. The result is the For the People Act of 2021, also known as HR 1 or S 1, which would essentially federalize U.S. elections. Among its many dangerous provisions, this bill would eliminate voter ID laws.

As the Texas state House of Representatives prepared to take up new voter integrity legislation in July, the majority of House Democrats fled the state to deny the chamber the quorum necessary to pass the bill.

They headed to Washington, D.C., where they have been lobbying Democratic leaders to pass the For the People Act. They had hoped to force a vote on the bill.

Cruz’s strenuous pushback essentially killed the chances of that happening, at least for now.

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