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Nancy Smith

Hard-Left Democrats' Power Grab Gives Us a Telling Look at Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

March 9, 2019 - 7:45am

In case you didn't notice, U.S. House Democrats, including Florida's Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, voted Friday for their first major legislation of the new Congress. 

The Democrats call it "For the People Act of 2019;" the Republicans call it "Democrat Politician Protection Act." Mucarsel-Powell, who unseated Republican Carlos Curbelo in the last election, was a bill co-sponsor.

So, what was the Democrats' top priority? Job creation? Veterans? The economy? Nope. The first major program passed by House Democrats primarily benefits ... House Democrats.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Officially known as H.R. 1, the sweeping, hard-left government ‘reform’ package, happily will never see the floor of the Senate. Or, so agree most members of Congress.

This 600-page doorstop contains “dozens of provisions favored by liberal advocacy groups, labor unions, and other Democratic allies.” It passed on a strictly party-line vote, 234-193.

If H.R. 1 also passed in the Senate, and President Trump somehow suffered a moment of brain freeze or mislaid his veto pen, here's some of what this bill would do as law: 

It would make it easier for illegals to vote, among other awful initiatives. It would ban the removal of anyone from the rolls -- ever. It would allow ballot harvesting. It would give enormous tax dollars to politicians, setting up a whole new industry.

The bill would funnel up to $5 million to Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and other socialist Democrats’ campaign accounts, forcing the American public to foot the bill for Mucarsel-Powell's TV ads, fundraisers, mail to voters and even her personal expenses. The bill is so extreme it was even opposed by the liberal ACLU which warned it would “unconstitutionally infringe on the freedoms of speech and association.”

H.R. 1 gives union workers six days off to work the polls. It gives the party in power all the power.

It federalizes the vote and takes it out of the hands of the states. It’s a massive government takeover by the socialists -- the Democratic Party.

It ensures a permanent progressive electoral majority.

The socialist Democrats running the House are so pro-open borders they even refuse to acknowledge that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

Which is why I single out Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in this madness: She voted "no" on the Republicans’ effort to include language to that effect in H.R. 1.

The National Republican Congressional Committee obviously agrees. “Debbie Mucarsel-Powell promised to work for Floridians," NRCC spokesperson Camille Gallo said Friday. "But today’s vote shows she’s only working for herself. By voting to funnel public funds to her campaign, Mucarsel-Powell's proven she’s right at home in the swamp.”

Reach Nancy Smith at or at 228-282-2423. Twitter: @NancyLBSmith

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