Hagerty: S.1 takes power away from American voters and gives it to politicians

June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Rules Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal elections, today voted against Democrats’ “For the People Act” (S.1), which would more accurately be called the “For the Politicians Act,” on the Senate floor.

“This politician-protection measure is about one thing: taking power away from American voters and giving it to the politicians who are in power. Democrats know their socialist policies—spending, taxing, redistributing, apologizing for America—have become far too radical for the American people and that their only way to keep power is to take over state election law and permanently rig the election rules in their favor,” Senator Hagerty said. “That effort justifiably failed today in the U.S. Senate. I will continue to fight to safeguard fair and secure elections that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat, protecting every Tennessean’s ballot and right of self-government.”

In addition to opposing the “For the Politicians Act”, Hagerty introduced the PROTECT Electoral College Act in March, which would require a nonpartisan, state-by-state audit of the 2020 election procedures and any constitutional violations that occurred during that election. It protects the Electoral College process and the authority it commits to state legislatures to set election laws by prohibiting future federal election funding from being awarded to states that are unconstitutionally disregarding their state election laws.