Dem Congressman Compares Texas Election Integrity Bill Provision to Movie That Glorifies the KKK – By Melanie Arter (CNS News) / June 1 2021
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Marc Veasy (D-Texas) on Sunday compared a provision of Texas’s election integrity bill SB 7 to “The Birth of a Nation,” a movie that glorified the Ku Klux Klan.
“It’s really sad and a shame that the Texas Senate and the Texas House is sending this bill to the governor’s office that is going to be the most restrictive bill in the entire country. You just went over some of the provisions in there – restricting voting on Sunday,” the congressman told MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation.”
“That’s our big Souls to the Poll push that we’ve had in Texas for a long time, bans 24-hour early voting, and I think really the worst one of all, which is based on the big lie, and that’s allowing a judge to overturn an election. I’m calling that the Birth of a Nation provision that they put in there, because it’s based on complete lies and treachery on African-Americans voting — illegally voting and stuffing the ballot box,” he said.