House Representative Arrested For Insane Reason On Capitol Hill

This past Thursday, the current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), was arrested for being a participant in a protest which called on the Senate to bring an end to the filibuster and pass Democrat-backed voting right bills.

Beatty was the leader of the whole event which took place at the Hart Senate Office Building, as reported by Politico.

“We will not be turned around. We will keep walking. We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote!” tweeted the lawmakers.

Footage of the event shows Beatty leading the activists in a chant.

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Yet another tweet goes on to show Beatty being arrested at the event.

“The group of around 20 people spent about 20 minutes in the building before Capitol Police delivered several warnings and restrained the protesters with zip ties. The police detained Beatty first, then led her and other protesters outside to waiting Capitol Police vans. The remaining protesters walked out of Hart without being arrested,” reported Politico.

“Today, I stood in solidarity with Black women across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote,” Beatty exclaimed in a statement. “We have come too far and fought too hard to see everything systematically dismantled and restricted by those who wish to silence our voice.”

Politico went on to note, “The buildings that make up the Capitol complex are still closed to most visitors, but members and staff can escort guests inside. The group had initially rallied near the Capitol at a church building as part of what participants billed as a ‘Day of Action on Voting Rights’ with Black women leaders, allies and advocates urging the Senate to pass two key pieces of legislation — a sprawling Democratic election reform bill and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.”

As stated by The Hill, “It is believed that the Democrats’ two voting rights bills — the For the People Act and the Johnson Lewis Voting Rights Advancement — would stem the flow of the new voting restrictions, but as it stands, neither have a clear path to President Biden’s desk.”

The Hill went on to note that “Republicans vehemently oppose the For the People Act, known as H.R. 1, often describing the proposal as a blatant Democratic power grab. The bill passed the House with no GOP support and isn’t expected to garner any in the Senate.”

“The lengthy bill would mandate a federal threshold for certain voting rights, such as universal mail-in voting, early voting and same-day voter registration. It also addresses gerrymandering and campaign finance reform,” continued the Hill.

Despite the presence of support from some of the more moderate Republicans for the legislation, Democrats currently lack the requisite number of votes to surpass the filibuster, which at the moment seems to be going nowhere, in part, thanks to Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

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