GOP Rep. Sensenbrenner wants to “restore” the Voting Rights Act
The day after the Supreme Court quashed the anti-discrimination statute, Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) urged lawmakers to cast aside their differences and restore the rejected provisions for the sake of voter protection.
“The Voting Rights Act is vital to America’s commitment to never again permit racial prejudices in the electoral process,” Sensenbrenner, the second-ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday in a statement.
My best guess is that they’re going to try to rewrite the conditions of Section 4 of the VRA in an onerous manner, so distorted from it’s original purpose, that Democrats are forced into either silently acquiescing and allowing the destruction of the law or voting against it.
A vote against would of course play right into the meme of the Democratic party being the party with the history of racism and Jim Crow.