Jeffries, the House Democratic Caucus chair, said the reauthorization of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has been historically bipartisan dating back to the era of President Richard Nixon, and he lamented Republicans in the Senate who have refused to support voting legislation that Democrats are pushing to pass this week.
“What happened to the modern day Republican Party?,” Jeffries said at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday. “Was it the election that took place in 2008? Did that disturb you? Did that throw you off?”