Democrats are out in public about their intentions now.
Republicans proposed a motion to reaffirm that only US citizens should have the right to vote.
But House Democrats voted in favor of supporting illegal aliens and other non-citizens voting in local elections, voting against the motion.
From Daily Wire:
“The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting,” The Washington Times reported. “The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader debate on Democrats’ major legislative priority this year, HR 1, the ‘For the People Act,’ which includes historic expansions of voter registration and access, as well as a major rewrite of campaign finance laws.”
“It sounds like I’m making it up,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said. “What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?”
“Today I offered a motion to recommit #HR1 reaffirming that only US citizens should have the right to vote,” Crenshaw added on Twitter. “Dems rejected it. Next time you go to the ballot box, keep that in mind. The future of their party is in cities like San Fran, where illegals can vote. Let that sink in.”
Just six months ago, 49 Democrats joined Republicans in condemning the practice. Now only six Democrats did, all the others thought it was fine for non-citizens to vote.
While federal law prohibits non-citizens from voting in federal elections, local governments can determine if they want non-citizens to vote in other elections.
San Francisco, for example, recently began allowing non-citizens to vote in school board elections.
“We’ve watched Democrats prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens for a while now,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise tweeted. “But today they took it a step further by blocking our motion to prevent illegal immigrants from voting in elections—effectively devaluing the vote of legitimate voters.”
Scalise explains how that then enables the person to get on the voter rolls and “maybe you catch it and maybe you don’t” if they end up voting then in other elections.
We've watched Democrats prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens for a while now. But today they took it a step further by blocking our motion to prevent illegal immigrants from voting in elections—effectively devaluing the vote of legitimate voters. pic.twitter.com/mEnXNCSsAA
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 8, 2019
According to the Washington Times, Rep. John Lewis told colleagues, “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in.”
And earlier in the week, when talking about HR 1, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said immigrants “make America more American,” and we should not be “suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America.”
“So, when we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant reinvigoration of America that they are, that we all have been – our families,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “And that, unless you’re blessed to be Native American – which is a blessing in itself that we respect – but that constant reinvigoration of hope, determination, optimism, courage, to make the future better for the next generation, those are American traits. And these newcomers make America more American. And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system. And that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America.”