WASHINGTON – United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Rules & Administration Committee, today offered an amendment during the committee’s markup of the Democrats’ “For the Politicians Act”, to delay effectiveness of the entire bill until July 1, 2027, after the next election of every person voting on it, to prevent the current majority from changing the rules of their own elections in an attempt to keep power and avoid losing future elections.
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“This bill is an attempt by the current majority to use their current power to change the rules of their next elections in an attempt to stay in power. A Politico article from May 3 makes that clear: ‘Many in the party privately worry that frontline Democrats, like Warnock or House Democrats vulnerable to redistricting, could lose their seats if Congress doesn’t [pass this legislation].’ This amendment would prevent the current majority from changing the rules of their elections in an attempt to keep power and avoid losing future elections,” Senator Hagerty said.
Click here to watch the full debate on Hagerty’s amendment. All Democrats on the committee endorsed their power grab to change the rules of their own elections to avoid losing future elections.