October 16, 2021

House Dem breaks with Pelosi, says he must ‘stand’ with constituents against HR 1

Democrats are always eager to tinker with the voting system in ways that benefit their candidates. At least one member of their party isn’t going along with it this time.

Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson voted against the For the People Act of 2021, a bill he co-sponsored, according to the Daily Caller. The bill, also known as H.R. 1 as a symbolic nod to its importance, passed Wednesday in the House of Representatives 220 to 210.

Thompson was the only Democrat to go against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and vote with Republicans. He said he did so because it aligned with the will of the people who put him in office. “My constituents opposed the redistricting portion of the bill as well as the section on public finances,” Thompson told Fox News. “I always listen and vote in the interest of my constituents.”

Redistricting usually takes place every 10 years coinciding with the U.S. Census, and this bill would put the task into the hands of redistricting into commissions in each state independent of the legislature. The financing Thomas objected to would match campaign contributions 6:1 with government funds collected from increasing certain civil settlements and criminal penalties.

The bill gets worse from there by bestowing voter rights on certain felons and “automatically” registering other voters. It also would prohibit lawmakers from purging voter rolls and expand absentee voting and early voting.

Campaign finance tweaks include additional rules for disclosing donors to campaigns and adding new disclaimers on candidates’ ads. The legislation would also require 10 years of tax returns released for presidential candidates who become their party’s nominee.

The bill will face an uphill battle as it moves on to the Senate where it will require 60 votes required for passage. Currently, Democrats and Republicans are tied 50-50 and would require additional GOP support.

While these sound like noble causes, the reality is that expanding voter access actually provides more opportunities for fraud. In addition, taking redistricting out of the hands of elected officials just means that an unelected board — which has no accountability to the will of the people — would be in charge. Thompson was smart to recognize that and courageous enough to break with his party.

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DD (@guest_1164979)
7 months ago

LIKE “ALL” the DEMWITTS EFFORTS this is like Mud on the Wall hoping that it sticks, but really is just another way to RIG ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS, even the RETARDED DEMWITTS WHO VOTE ON IT ARE. NEED TO GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE or this country is in DEEP DEEP TROUBLE!

MICHAEL (@guest_1164994)
Reply to  DD
7 months ago

You are so right. I just don’t understand how these Dems and even some Republicans can turn their backs on our country. We have a disaster exploding on our Southern border yet 90% of our Politicians on both sides are basically ignoring it. You think it’s bad now just wait until the spring gets here and these illegals triple in size each day.

RonMiller (@guest_1165026)
Reply to  DD
7 months ago

I agree 100%. Their objective is to ruin this country so it will become Like a third world country.

Deep wrinkles in Cheeks (@guest_1165035)
Reply to  DD
7 months ago

YEP I agree

Gladys Waggerby (@guest_1165040)
Reply to  DD
7 months ago

Yes I agree we should remove ALL democrats in office immediately. Starting with Pelosi.

Ed (@guest_1165135)
Reply to  Gladys Waggerby
7 months ago

TERM LIMITS

Old school (@guest_1165803)
Reply to  Gladys Waggerby
7 months ago

I am tired of the democrats God will drop Bomb on the capital to get rid of all evil 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

bob onit (@guest_1165250)
Reply to  DD
7 months ago

You wouldn’t think the dems could get that steamer out of the house , but the Orwellian bozos have pushed some bad stuff this year ,maybe pelosi and Schumer and Joe and kami can all have cererbral hemorrahages simultaneously

Paul (@guest_1164981)
7 months ago

Any Democrat that votes yay for this bill should be impeached for violating their Oath of Office to defend the Constitution.

dan isch (@guest_1164983)
7 months ago

why are the people of our country allowing American hating parasites like Pelosi to remain in power ?? She should be run out of Congress, out of D C and out of our country

MICHAEL (@guest_1165003)
Reply to  dan isch
7 months ago

Unfortunately I live in California and I would bet that for decades the elections here have been fraudulent to keep these Dems in office. I mean what can anyone do when they say after the election “OH, PIGLOSI WAS RE-ELECTED? Most people I know are Conservatives and there was a HUGE support for President Trump here in the state. I saw many, many Trump flags, bumber stickers yet this state remains blue for some reason.

Hilda Casey (@guest_1165030)
Reply to  MICHAEL
7 months ago

You are right the democrats are cheating.

von Potter (@guest_1165117)
Reply to  MICHAEL
7 months ago

You can thank the cheating DEMS/RINOS for that………Wish all those liberals that want FREEDOM as part of their every day life and to follow the CONSTITUTION……..would finally realize that voting for DEMS/RINOS will certainly cost them their freedom………..

Bj (@guest_1164985)
7 months ago

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT RHE COMLETE CHARADE THAT IS HAPPENING WITH THIS CHEATING,EVIL LAME ADMINISTRATION THAT IS SET TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY!! Why are we sittt like spectators while the steal more of our life blood. We need to stop this tyrannical MOB!!!!

MICHAEL (@guest_1165061)
Reply to  Bj
7 months ago

I know exactly what you are saying but what can we do? I hate our Government now and I am as angry about everything that is going on and millions of others are but short of a Revolution, what can we really do??? Can trust our elections.

MICHAEL (@guest_1165267)
Reply to  MICHAEL
7 months ago

That should had been “CAN’T TRUST OUR ELECTIONS”

Ron Harding (@guest_1164986)
7 months ago

time to pull up your lawn chairs and watch the show!

J (@guest_1164992)
7 months ago

AT LEAST ONE DEMOCRAT HAD THE SENSIBILITY TO VOTE AGAINST THIS NONSENSE.

Samuel Meachem (@guest_1164993)
7 months ago

This is what I have been saying all along. Nancy Pelosi and all the Democrats that voted for or will vote for, should be put on trial for Treason. They took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Does HR1 look like they are doing that. NNNOOO. Hang them all.

Gary m (@guest_1165015)
Reply to  Samuel Meachem
7 months ago

Nancy wanted the day off so she posted a hoax on the internet that the capital would be attack. She must be really tired from all of the lockdowns, unable to function. Of course after your third bottle of vodka by 10:00 am one would find it a little hard to function.

Gary m (@guest_1165002)
7 months ago

Arizona State Dean: Grading Writing Based On Quality Is ‘Racist,’ Promotes ‘White Language Supremacy’
This dean is a nut case that should be fired, he just does not want to earn his pay. He wants to send all his students out without an education, so that they can spend the rest of their lives being welfare bums, and being a burden on the rest of us. Personally I don’t like the idea of giving someone a check every month, so that they can sit on their a** with a crack pipe in their mouth. Get a job stupid.

Donna (@guest_1165044)
Reply to  Gary m
7 months ago

Amen to that!

jonathan leeds (@guest_1165004)
7 months ago

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

TOLL FREE:
866-272-6622

One call per rep!

Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

Gary m (@guest_1165005)
7 months ago

Critical Race Theory pushes the idea that society as a whole is racist,
and that all white people play into it, and are racist by virtue of their skin color.
and that all black people play into it, and are racist by virtue of their skin color.
and that all brown people play into it, and are racist by virtue of their skin color.
and that all yellow people play into it, and are racist by virtue of their skin color.
and that all red people play into it, and are racist by virtue of their skin color.
and that all pink people play into it, and are racist by virtue of their skin color.
and that all purple people play into it, and are racist by virtue of their skin color.

Edith Gregorios (@guest_1165006)
7 months ago

It’s really sad and very scary that we don’t have justice in this country anymore.
Not even the Supreme Court is doing there job it’s one sided as long as money is being siphoned into there bank account, that’s all that matters to them .
MSM and big tech are one sided plus the elites, sooooo tell me where do we go to defend the rights of the people.

Marlene (@guest_1165854)
Reply to  Edith Gregorios
7 months ago

The SCOTUS. are terrified of the dems unleashing their ANTIFA and BLM thugs on them and their families. The demoscum will tell them where they live and who to target. Roberts even said he was scared of their mobs.

Gary m (@guest_1165007)
7 months ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar calls out Biden, Dems over stimulus: We’re ‘sending money to less people’ than Trump.
Ilhan is right Trump gave people far more money than all the Democrats combined. And he did in a unique way. He did something that the Democrats would consider immoral.
HE GAVE PEOPLE SOMETHING UNIMAGIBLE. He gave them REAL JOBS.

Gary m (@guest_1165016)
7 months ago

Biden’s new plan to issue covid relief and save taxpayer money. He says it is foolproof, absolute genius. This so good that he has to in his words thank Jen Psaki for her contribution to this idea. He said he will wait till the end of 2021 at which time he will issue $2,000.00 IOUs. to everyone that has a job. Then he will raise their taxes by 50%. I just have to say that it is about time. We will finally get some relief???

Gary m (@guest_1165045)
7 months ago

New law, may not get kick backs for political campaigns from any entity that gets money from the government for any reason.

Donna (@guest_1165060)
7 months ago

Nobody should use skin color or the history of their ancestors to climb the ladder of life you need to be responsible for yourself and get up and do something about it you can’t tell me you don’t have access to help love yourself enough to do it!

Steven Blessie (@guest_1165080)
7 months ago

WE NEED TO STAND FOR OUR COUNTRY IT TRUE LOTS OF ÒUR SENATORS ARE OUT FOR THEM SELVES AN NOT FOR THE PEOPLE THERE PHONE NUMBERS SHOULD BE LISTED SO WE CAN CALL THEM OR MAIL THEM OUR RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED OR SHARED.

Linda (@guest_1165089)
7 months ago

Arrest, Pelosi Hitler Clinton, mad maxcine water bidden harris ,schemer shift the whole dam corrupt bunch!that’s not their money its the American people that work. There is no excuse for that corrupt dumcraps to steal our money! And give to everybody in the world and line their pockets!! Lock those corrupt bast!!d’s up!!!make them pay back every stolen dollar!!!to us tax payers!! Every dollar that was given to foreign countries! sick!! Of the corrupt. Theives!! Trump is the true president! Election was stolen by corrupt Pelosi!!! Dominon that’s how Pelosi stays in office no way she was voted in legal!!

Louis O. (@guest_1165090)
7 months ago

The Dem’s seem to think they are the saviors of the world. They back every perverted and unrealistic idea that is spewed out of the mouths of an eliitist minority. These are the ones who will gain from all of this chaos. Will the country collapse under is heavy handed form of government the Dem’s bring forward, or will it explode by violent revolution? The Dem’s are pushing for revolution, given their continued attacks on the 2nd Amendment. They want to take youir weapons and ammunition so you can’t fight them on equal footing. There is little good on the horizon as long as there is a Democrat Party. Destroy that and we can get our country back.

Ed (@guest_1165137)
7 months ago

TERM LIMITS

George (@guest_1165181)
7 months ago

Swamp Queen Pelosi like to use fake titles for her bills as a disguise for the reality of what is really going on. This title “For the People” is just a false name. What people is it for? Only her few friends and special interests. It is not for the people. She’s just as fake as can be. Time for her to be sent packing.

Beverly Padjune (@guest_1165730)
Reply to  George
7 months ago

The dems know their policies make us republicans fighting mad that’s why pelosi keeps the white house fenced she is scared to death we will tear down that fence and destroy the dems..not a bad idea s ????

Jim (@guest_1165241)
7 months ago

IT’s TIME TO DITCH THE WITCH, NANCY PELOSI!

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action?

I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP in DC and DEMAND NANCY PELOSI BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE ABUSE OF POWER!

People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are required to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

Members of the House
202-224-3841

TOLL FREE:
866-272-6622

One call per rep!

Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

Dave Pokorny (@guest_1165460)
7 months ago

Here we go again! This is what started this whole thing.

kenneth dinges (@guest_1165572)
7 months ago

ALL THIS MONEY THEY ARE PAYING OUT TO UNEMPLOMENT I KNOW OF A LOT THAT IS NOT LOOKING FOR WORK. AND THIS EXTRA $ 300 A WEEK IS ICIING ON THE CAKE I KNOW MANY PEOPLE NOT EVEN TAKING HOME $300 A WEEK WORKING A FULL TYME JOB. AT LEAST ONE DEMOCRAP IS SMART TO SEE WHAT THERE DOING. TAKE THEM ILLIGELS AND PUT THEM IN BIDEN NEIGHBOR HOODS. AND NANCY. THEY WANT THEM HERE SO BAD. THEY ARE GONNA HAVE MORE RIGHTS MEDICAL THAN I HAVE AFTER WORKING 40 YEARS

Skillet56 (@guest_1165596)
7 months ago

The democrats have become so blatant in their disregard for the Constitution that I’m surprised they didn’t go ahead and put a clause in their bill that said democrats would have to approve any votes for a Republican.

Marlene (@guest_1165863)
7 months ago

Face facts people, the fraud election just put you in prison. The stupid liberal zombies seem to think they will be protected from the new laws Piglosi pushes. Stupid aren’t they? You dimwits will be milked like cattle until you can’t give milk anymore. You know what happens to milk cows when they are too old to give milk don’t you? You are only alive as long as you are useful to them.

Bonniefree (@guest_1167138)
7 months ago

All these slimy swamp creatures need to be arrested, thrown in the clink and throw away the key. They have stunk up DC AND NOW ARE STINKING UP ALL OF AMERICA! It is unreal!! We are going to have to swamp the phone lines with our disapproval! 202 224-3841 for House; 202 224-3121 for Senate; toll free 866 272-6622. Keep the phone lines jammed!

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