McCarthy Accuses Democrats of Rigging 2022 election
Democrats are attempting to “rig an election to give them an ability to win when they should not,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) last week regarding the Left’s ongoing attempts to pass voter reform legislation.
“We stopped them in the last Congress, so it’s sitting over in the Senate,” he continued. “The only way that they can pass it is to change the rules of the Senate, to change the filibuster. Fortunately, we have a few senators over there along with all the Republicans who believe that is wrong. That is where the emphasis needs to be, to be able to not let them break the system, to change the system when it comes to elections, and make it unfair in the process.”
McCarthy’s concerns are a surprising change of tack compared to last May when he said, “I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election…I think that is all over with.” At the time, he was backing an effort to remove Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R) from her leadership position in caucus for disagreeing with Trump’s claims that the election was “stolen” from him.
Speaking of Trump, the former president is asking Republicans not to vote until questions surrounding the 2020 election are solved.
“If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24,” wrote Trump in October. “It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”
Despite any misgivings he may have about election integrity, McCarthy is encouraging his constituents to participate in the upcoming election. If Republicans are able to take back the House this year, they will be able to “hold people accountable to make sure the Capitol is safe” and “get America on the right track,” he promised, referring to the incident that took place at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
McCarthy then went on to accuse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of inhibiting Republicans’ attempts to investigate the event, saying, “When you watch what Nancy Pelosi has done, she’s politicized this process with not getting to the two main questions: Why was the Capitol so ill-prepared for that day, and how do we make sure that never happens again?”
Moving towards the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans are focused on education, crime, border security, the plight of small businesses amid the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and the impact on personal freedoms suffered during the Biden Administration.