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Sheila Jackson Lee Accuses Republicans Of Engaging In A ‘War On Black People’ Voting

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) went on CNN on Tuesday night to outrageously claim to host Don Lemon that the Republican Party is engaged in “a war on black people as it relates to voting.”

“The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today that could weaken voting rights in Arizona. Major push nationwide to make it harder for people to vote,” Lemon said. “What does this mean particularly for black voters?”

Lee Blasts Republican Party

“Well, I think tragically we have not had this historic opposition to our rights since slavery, during the Jim Crow days and of course the harshness of the 1960s,” Lee replied. “The tragedy of this is an entire party, the Republican Party, is committed to voter suppression, committed to avoiding the opportunity of votes.”

“Donald Trump laid out he only wants one day for votes,” she said. “They don’t want opportunities for absentee ballot, extended voting, same-day registration, all things that empower young people and people of color, African-Americans.”

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‘There Is A War On Black People

Not stopping there, Lee proceeded to double down by making her “war on black people” claim.

“This is a war on black people as it relates to voting,” Lee said. “Unfortunately, it seems to Supreme Court is going to participate with this seemingly intended decision to narrow the only remaining aspect of the Voting Right Act, Section 2, which we are trying to fix with the John Robert Lewis legislation in HR4.”

“This is a fight for democracy, a fight for justice, and an opportunity or a desire or a need to restore the voting rights to people of color and particularly black people,” she added. 

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“We will not allow this to happen under the Biden administration and the Democratic House and Senate. It’s tragic that Republicans want to take that stand because they can’t win fairly,” Lee concluded. “They can’t draw people to their positions. They are now trying to suppress the votes.”

Democrats spent much of the last election nonsensically claiming that Republicans were trying to suppress the votes of black people, offering little evidence to back this up. It seems that they have no intention of giving up this strategy any time soon.

This piece was written by James Samson on March 3, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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