Cruz blocks Schumer’s 4am attempt to pass a revised version of Dem’s voting rights package

Early Wednesday am, Texas Senator Ted Cruz blocked an attempt from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass a revised version of the “For The People” Act.

Schumer attempted to pass the bill via unanimous consent, which required a single senator to object in order to kill the vote.

Cruz immediately objected and said “This bill would constitute a federal government takeover of elections. It would constitute a massive power grab by Democrats.”

Schumer then responded “we have reached a point in this chamber where Republicans appear to oppose any measure no matter how common sense to protect voting rights and strengthen our democracy.”

McConnell then scolded Schumer saying “Here in the dead of night, they also want to start tearing up the ground rules of our democracy and writing new ones of course on a purely partisan basis.”