After having already invited the pro-Taliban Pakistanis, Biden’s Democracy Summit was already a sham. Making it even worse was Kamala’s decision to use it as a platform for partisan rants.
Harris, in remarks to world leaders delivered from the White House complex, cited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol and “anti-voter laws” passed by GOP legislatures as looming threats to democracy domestically.
“In our democracy and every democracy, a representative government is foundational, and the right to vote is fundamental,” Harris said. “And so, ensuring that every eligible American can access that right is a top priority for our administration, and an effort that I am proud to lead. We know that the right to vote cannot be taken for granted. At every turn it must be safe-guarded and strengthened.”
Harris noted the Department of Justice has sought to block voter suppression efforts, and she pointed to executive actions President Biden has taken to increase voter registration information and ensure equal access to the ballot. But she urged Congress to do its part by passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
“Today, as the world watches, the president and I reiterate our call for swift passage of these bills,” she said. “We know our work at home will make us stronger for the world. We also know that the strength of our democracy is tied to the strength of democracies worldwide.”
Biden’s own opening remarks included a bizarre push for partisan efforts to nationalize and rig local elections for the Democrats.
We need to enact what we call the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to prevent voting discrimination, provide baselines for assessing — accessing the ballot box, and ensure the will of the voters is upheld, and so much more.
Using an international forum to make a pitch for partisan domestic legislation is wildly inappropriate, but Kamala decided to go even further with her, “as the world watches” line while falsely claiming that Americans don’t have the right or ability to vote.
The Biden-Harris administration, like its predecessor Obama-Biden administration, never misses an opportunity to make America look bad in order to make themselves look good.