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Pennsylvania Democratic Senator Bob Casey said the Republican Party admitted it can only win elections through voter suppression bills across the country, while also noting that such laws are blatant examples of “white supremacy.”
Casey told MSNBC host Ali Velshi on his TV show Saturday that the Democratic Party must “protect voter rights to preserve the democracy” or sit back and watch as GOP lawmakers on the federal and state level pass hundreds of voter suppression bills aimed toward minorities.
His remarks come after the Supreme Court upheld two Republican-backed voting restrictions in the state of Arizona on Thursday. Casey said he’s concerned that GOP legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to mimic Arizona’s creation of more hurdles for voters using the guise of “phantom voter fraud” prevention.
Casey said ultimately he believes the Senate will have to change its procedural rules “in order to protect voting rights with 51 votes.”
“At its core, we should just be blunt about this, at its core, these voter suppression bills are about white supremacy.
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