Tea Party Patriots Action Reacts to House Passage of H.R. 1
Atlanta, GA – On Wednesday night, the Democrat-led House approved HR 1, a sweeping “election reform” bill. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:
“H.R. 1 is proof that Democrats don’t just want to change public policy — they want to fundamentally transform our governing institutions to their advantage. They want to take their temporary majority and make it a permanent fact of life. The fact that Democrats are calling it an ‘election integrity bill’ is Orwellian. In fact, H.R. 1 will do the exact opposite – gutting the integrity of our elections and our government. H.R. 1 will codify virtually all the irregularities we saw in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, spread them across the country, and then take them to the next level.
“Among other things, H.R. 1 will make voter ID illegal. Voter ID is our best defense against widespread fraud, and the Democrats know it. H.R. 1 should be known as the ‘Incumbent Protection Act,’ because it will enhance the reelection prospects of incumbents, to the detriment of challengers — and to the detriment of the voters’ right to hold their lawmakers accountable.
“This is a terrible bill, but its passage is a useful reminder of how far Democrats can and will go to advance their power, even at the cost of running roughshod over minority protections.
“We will continue to oppose this legislation in the Senate, where, we hope, minority rights and election integrity will be better protected.”