This week marked one year since the Jan. 6 国会暴动 that occurred on the day that Congress set to certify President 拜登’s win in the 2020 election over former President 唐纳德·特朗普. 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.
But Clyburn believes that federal officials know exactly what they are doing, and they should retain their roles in such elections.
“I am a federal official, but I understand very well how federal elections are run,” Clyburn argued on “福克斯新闻周日。” “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.”
He echoed Alexander Hamilton that such elections “不能” 和 “should not be left up to the states.”
“That’s why states were not allowed to put term limits on federal officials, so the elections were not solely conducted by the states,” 他解释. “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.”
扬. 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.
参议院少数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔, R-Ky。, 叫 it a “jaw-dropping” effort to “break the Senate.”
Clyburn argued that Congress needs to “mature” with 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,” 他加了. “This is not the same country it was over 200 几年前. We as a people must mature right along with it.”