On Wednesday Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, continued his justifiable and eloquent all out assault on Democrat proposals to end the filibuster and to pass HR1. As this analyst has been saying for weeks, HR1 and a change on filibusters are not just further monstrosities in a long line of bad pieces of Democrat legislation.
They are travesties that have the potential to turn this nation into a land ruled by riff raff, into a mobocracy akin to modern Venezuela, but worse. Like the Cuban social structure and government? You’ll then adore HR1. Want unlimited Democrat legislation? End the filibuster. But Americans won’t go down with a fight and, like so much else, the bill’s fate could be in the hands of moderate Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 18, 2021
FNC: “Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined Maria Bartiromo on “Fox News Primetime” and warned that if Democrats succeed in killing the filibuster, or even adjusting it to a ‘talking filibuster’ as has been mentioned, it will lead to a concentration of leftist power and a radical transformation of American governance. He also warned that the House Democrats’ comprehensive election law bill, ‘H.R. 1,’ sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland, would be passed in short order without a Senate filibuster and forever change American elections. At the present, the Senate is evenly divided 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking any ties — essentially giving the former a majority. Two Independent senators, Angus King Jr. of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, caucus with the Democrats. However, it is Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia that have been leery about ending the filibuster rule, Cruz told ‘Fox News Primetime.’ ”
Cruz: “Everyone on the left is pounding on Manchin and Sinema. They are pressing on them to end the filibuster and pass this radical agenda…If Democrats succeed in ending the filibuster, they will ram through the most dangerous radical agenda this country has ever seen. If they end the filibuster, we will see amnesty for every illegal alien in America. If they end the filibuster, we will see them coming after our guns and attempting national gun registries and confiscation…If they pack the Supreme Court, those leftists will take away our religious liberty, our free speech, our Second Amendment, our fundamental rights and that’s what the radicals are pushing the Democrats to do right now…Joe Biden doesn’t have the courage or wherewithal to stand up and say no to Bernie Sanders, to Elizabeth Warren, to AOC…It is the single most dangerous piece of legislation before Congress. … It’s about ensuring that Democrats remain in power and control for the next 100 years. It is a radical bill,” Cruz said. He is exactly right.