Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a press conference Thursday to step up his attacks against HR1, the massive election reform bill currently being debated in the House, as a “turkey” and a “parade of horrible,” warning Democrats that supporting the bill will help Republicans win in 2020.
McConnell criticized the bill again this morning during the Senate’s opening remarks. Of all the provisions he finds troublesome, he took specific issue with the section that would restructure FEC governance, dismantling the agency’s bi-partisan six member commission in favor of a format he believes will lead to partisan control.
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Summarizing the bill’s FEC reform as “a hostile takeover of the body...