The Democrat leadership in the House is twisting arms.Â We have to be sure to twist back.Â Call your rep!Â Â See this Washington Post article:
Supporters continued to be hard-pressed to predict when the voting rights bill, pulled from consideration Tuesday by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), would reemerge.
“This is hard, man,” said Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), who met yesterday with House allies to go over the list of the conservative members they intend to target. “It’s close analytical work, a lot like playing chess.”
We have to make sure they don’t win this one.Â There is hope:
House leaders have concluded that they have 190 solid votes in favor of blocking all amendments, 28 fewer than necessary for approval, sources with knowledge of strategy discussions said. To round up enough support, the voting rights supporters will target the group of more than 60 members from conservative areas.
Norton said she and her allies discussed a list of Democrats “to size up who was genuinely at risk [of repercussions from the NRA] and who was not. I can report to you going through the list that many are not at risk.”
Politicians who take political advice from Elanor Holmes Norton should have their heads examined.Â Call your representatives.Â If Holmes Norton is telling them they aren’t at risk, we have to tell them they are.