Vulnerable Senate Republicans Refuse to Stand Up to McConnell on Election Security

GOP Senators silent on protecting U.S. elections, just as they have been on the lawsuit to tear down pre-existing conditions protections and when McConnell “essentially shut down” the Senate for two months without a single roll call vote to pass legislation

Vulnerable Senate Republicans on the ballot in 2020 haven’t said a word about Mitch McConnell irresponsibly blocking consideration last week of election security measures to protect voting systems and prevent foreign interference, the latest in a series of failures to stand up to the Majority Leader.

The same day the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee concluded Russia targeted all 50 states in the last presidential election – “an effort more far-reaching than previously acknowledged” – McConnell prevented legislation to take action against these threats from moving forward. Earlier this year, McConnell blocked legislation to stop the GOP’s lawsuit to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions coverage and “essentially shut down” the Senate for a two-month period when he refused to bring any legislation to the floor for a roll call vote. Through it all, vulnerable Republicans haven’t said a word about the lack of action on the issues important to their constituents.

“It’s a fundamental test of independence to stand up and speak out against those who are wrong, and Republican Senators like Cory Gardner, Martha McSally, Thom Tillis, Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, David Perdue, and John Cornyn have failed that test again,” said Stewart Boss, DSCC spokesperson. “The silence and inaction from Republican Senators is irresponsible and another example of how they will put party leaders in Washington ahead of what’s right for their states and their constituents.”

Read more about GOP Senators refusing to stand up to McConnell:

  • CNN: GOP senators block election security legislation hours after Mueller warns of Russian interference
  • The Hill: McConnell defends Trump-backed lawsuit against ObamaCare
  • Washington Examiner: GOP nears chance to undo Obamacare — but without a plan to prevent chaos or electoral disaster
  • POLITICO: Republicans whistle past the ‘legislative graveyard’
  • Political Wire: The Senate Has Essentially Shut Down The Senate Has Essentially Shut Down


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