(RepublicanInformer.com)- Senator Mitt Romney revealed last weekend that the Biden administration hasn’t reached out to him to discuss so-called “voting rights” legislation.
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Romney was interrogated by host Chuck Todd over how few Republicans are willing to work with the Biden administration. Todd made it sound as if the only thing stopping the country from being unified was Republicans refusing to surrender to the Democrats.
Romney told Todd that there are more than a handful of Republicans who are willing to work with Biden on the issues “we care about deeply.” Romney said Republicans care about education, healthcare, and infrastructure, adding that there is plenty they could do together.
But, Romney noted, to blow off bipartisanship and just let whoever has the slightest majority to do whatever they want is not how to get things done, nor is it the way to unite the country.
Todd demanded to know if Romney would be willing to work with the White House on “voting rights” legislation if the president reached out to him.
Naturally, Romney said yes. He pointed out that there is a group of 12 senators – Republicans and Democrats – who are negotiating on the Electoral Counting Act and that they will continue working together. But Romney said he has never received a call from the White House on the current voting legislation being pushed by the president.
He said the legislation was concocted without any negotiations or attempts to bring Republicans and Democrats together to come up with a bipartisan attempt to deprive the states of their constitutional authority to determine their own election laws.
Okay, he didn’t put it that way exactly.
But who does Romney think he’s kidding?
The attempt to federalize US election laws should never be something that has “bipartisan” support.
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked the two so-called “voting rights” bills. And Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s attempt to kill the filibuster to force the bills through failed 52 to 48.