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Far-Left Dem Rep Says ‘Lock Up Kyle Rittenhouse And Throw Away The Key.’ Crenshaw Fires Back.

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On Wednesday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) slammed a far-left New York Democrat congressman for saying of Kyle Rittenhouse, “Lock up Kyle Rittenhouse and throw away the key.”

Crenshaw fired back at House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, “If this isn’t proof that the Democrat Party has largely departed from American principles of neutrally applied justice and the right of self-defense, then I don’t know what is.”

This is not the first time Crenshaw has confronted Jeffries: in July, Jeffries, who was named one of seven impeachment managers by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump, ripped Republicans for their efforts to restore election integrity across the nation while smearing them as racists, also tweeting, “The Civil War ended in 1865 and the racists lost. Get over it.”

Crenshaw fired back on Twitter with a blunt reminder of exactly which party had the history of racism, snapping, “You’re right, the Democrats lost.”

Crenshaw also offered some evidence to buttress his assertion:

Appearing on Spectrum News NY1, Jeffries was asked if President Biden had exaggerated when he had stated, “The assault on free and fair elections is just such a threat, literally. I’ve said it before: We’re are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole. Since the Civil War. The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January the 6th. I’m not saying this to alarm you; I’m saying this because you should be alarmed.”

“He’s not exaggerating at all,” Jeffries replied. “The Republican party has adopted voter suppression as an electoral strategy. Which is a shame because the modern history here in America post the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has largely been — this was a settled question. The right to vote was a sacred thing, an important part of our democracy.”

Then Jeffries implied that Republican efforts stemmed from racist reaction to the election of Barack Obama, fulminating that the GOP efforts were part of a “voter suppression epidemic,” saying, “Every time the Voting Rights Act was reauthorized and signed back into law, it happened four times after 1965, it was signed into law by a Republican president; Richard Nixon, 1970, 1975, Gerald Ford, 1982, Ronald Reagan, 2006, George W. Bush. So what happened? Many of us believe the election of Barack Obama in 2008 began to change the perspective of some of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle when they saw what was possible with America changing. And all of a sudden, the bipartisan nature of the right to vote dissipated and the voter suppression epidemic began. So this is a constitutional crisis.”

While Jeffries attacked Republicans’ efforts and calls them a “constitutional crisis,” his own party, led by President Biden, was pushing the so-called “For the People Act,” also known as H.R. 1. In March, the editors of National Review issued a scathing editorial in which they elucidated the goals of the Democratic Party as delineated in H.R. 1., which had been passed in the House.

Prior to the bill’s passage in the House, former Vice President Mike Pence had published an op-ed for the Heritage Foundation in which he noted:

The bill would force states to adopt universal mail-in ballots, early voting, same-day voter registration, online voter registration, and automatic voter registration for any individual listed in state and federal government databases, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and welfare offices, ensuring duplicate registrations and that millions of illegal immigrants are quickly registered to vote.
States would be required to count every mail-in vote that arrives up to 10 days after Election Day. States must also allow ballot harvesting—where paid political operatives collect absentee ballots from places such as nursing homes—exposing our most vulnerable voters to coercion and increasing the risk that their ballots will be tampered with.
At the same time, state and local election officials would be stripped of their ability to maintain the accuracy of voter rolls, barred from verifying voter eligibility, and voter ID would be banned from coast to coast.
Congressional districts would be redrawn by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. Illegal immigrants and law-abiding American citizens would receive equal representation in Congress. Felons would be able to vote the moment they set foot out of prison.
Leftists not only want you powerless at the ballot box, they want to silence and censor anyone who would dare to criticize their unconstitutional power grab.

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