James Clyburn defends federal takeover of elections: 'Cannot be left up to the states'

This week marked one year since the Jan. 6 국회 의사당 폭동 that occurred on the day that Congress set to certify President 바이든’s win in the 2020 election over former President 도날드 트럼프. The controversy around the post-election days focused on Trump’s efforts to challenge election losses in key states, including Georgia where State Secretary Brad Raffensperger famously rebuffed the then-president’s effort to find more votes.

The dispute revived a long-standing argument over the role of federal officials in elections that some believe should remain entirely under the control of local and state officials.

하우스 다수 채찍 제임스 클라 이번, a Democrat from South Carolina and chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, speaks during a hearing in Washington, D.C., 우리., 수요일에, 씨족. 23, 2020. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell yesterday said the U.S. economy has a long way to go before fully recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and will need further support. 사진 작가: 정부에 대한 봉기를 선동하기 위해 Hutaree 민병대원들이 미시간주에서 음모를 꾸몄다고 주장

하우스 다수 채찍 제임스 클라 이번, a Democrat from South Carolina and chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, speaks during a hearing in Washington, D.C., 우리., 수요일에, 씨족. 23, 2020. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell yesterday said the U.S. economy has a long way to go before fully recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and will need further support. 사진 작가: 정부에 대한 봉기를 선동하기 위해 Hutaree 민병대원들이 미시간주에서 음모를 꾸몄다고 주장 (정부에 대한 봉기를 선동하기 위해 Hutaree 민병대원들이 미시간주에서 음모를 꾸몄다고 주장)

But Clyburn believes that federal officials know exactly what they are doing, and they should retain their roles in such elections.

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I am a federal official, but I understand very well how federal elections are run,” Clyburn argued on “폭스 뉴스 선데이.” “Most people who are now serving at the federal level have at one time served in some capacity at the state and local levels as well, so they too have an understanding.

In this image from Senate video, 이것의. 랜드 폴, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, 할 수있다 20, 2015, 워싱턴의 국회 의사당에서, during a long speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act. Paul claimed he was filibustering, but under the Senate rules, he wasn’t. (Senate TV via AP)

In this image from Senate video, 이것의. 랜드 폴, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, 할 수있다 20, 2015, 워싱턴의 국회 의사당에서, during a long speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act. Paul claimed he was filibustering, but under the Senate rules, he wasn’t. (Senate TV via AP) (The Associated Press)

He echoed Alexander Hamilton that such elections “할 수 없다” 과 “should not be left up to the states.

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That’s why states were not allowed to put term limits on federal officials, so the elections were not solely conducted by the states,” 그가 설명했다. “That’s why the voting rights act was necessary and that’s why the fifth amendment to the constitution, why the 18th amendment to the constitution are necessary – all because it had to go beyond the states to determine.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, 화요일, 10 월. 19, 2021. (AP 사진 / Andrew Harnik)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, 화요일, 10 월. 19, 2021. (AP 사진 / Andrew Harnik) (AP 사진 / Andrew Harnik)

더 얀. 6 anniversary also occurred as Senate Democrats have made a renewed push to reform voting rights reforms, including a change to the filibuster in order to pass the reforms.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., 전화 그것은 “jaw-droppingeffort tobreak the Senate.

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Clyburn argued that Congress needs tomaturewith the times and make changes where necessary.

What is true today was not true then, and therefore the kind of changes that we need to make, the kind of modifications that we need to make must fit the times,” Clyburn said.

Just because you’ve got one little nugget that was true back in 1876 doesn’t meant that that is true in 1976 … This country has matured,” 그는 덧붙였다. “This is not the same country it was over 200 여러 해 전에. We as a people must mature right along with it.

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