REALLY? CBS Helps Dems Exploit MLK Day to Rally for Federal Election Takeover

On Monday night, the CBS Evening News gave their best effort to carry water for the Democratic Party in their ongoing campaign to exploit the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in order to pass their federal takeover of state election systems. 

Anchor Norah O’Donnell led off by reporting on President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris politicizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Of course, she didn’t put it that way though: 

Today President Biden and Vice President Harris paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., vowing to carry the civil rights icon’s legacy by pushing for greater protection of voting rights.

O’Donnell then tossed to chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes, who aired soundbites of Biden, Harris, and Martin Luther King III bloviating how “our freedom to vote is under assault” and “the attack on our democracy is real.” 

Next up, it was time to make another attempt at bullying Democrat Senators Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Joe Manchin (WV) for their ongoing refusal to bend to the demands of Biden and the far left:

Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin both say they support voting reform but they don’t back a rule change that would enable Democrats to pass that reform bill without Republican support.

As if the segment couldn’t get any more biased, Cordes bemoaned that Republican Senator Mitt Romney (UT) wouldn’t go along with the Democrat’s bill, afterward falsely claiming “19 states have passed more restrictive voting laws.”

Finally, Cordes played a portion of colleague Jeff Pegues’s interview with Kristen Clarke, who heads the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and let her claim, without evidence or pushback, that “voting discrimination is alive and well. There is no doubt that we are seeing efforts to make it harder for people of color and other marginalized groups to vote.” 

To end the segment, Cordes touted a CBS poll that claimed “more than four in ten Americans think President Biden is not focusing enough on voting rights and race relations.” This is hard to believe considering the average American has better things to worry about than mythical attacks on “voting rights.” Common sense would tell you that issues like inflation and a weakened economy are bigger issues.

This segment featuring CBS helping Democrats exploit Martin Luther King Jr. Day to hijack America’s election systems was brought to you by Allstate. CBS has also asked that you text Norah O’Donnell your thoughts on their news coverage at (202) 217-1107. 

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CBS Evening News
01/17/2022
6:40:19 PM

NORAH O’DONNELL: Today President Biden and Vice President Harris paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., vowing to carry the civil rights icon’s legacy by pushing for greater protection of voting rights. But as CBS’s Nancy Cordes reports, getting legislation passed won’t be easy.

NANCY CORDES: In Washington today the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in favor of voting reform.

MARTIN LUTHER KING III: We are tired of being patient.

CORDES: The President and Vice President sounded the alarm as well.

VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS: Our freedom to vote is under assault.

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: The attack on our democracy is real.

CORDES: And, yet, a major voting reform bill is poised to fail in the Senate as soon as tomorrow, which has advocates turning up the heat on two Senate Democrats.

MARTIN LUTHER KING III: History will not remember them kindly. 

CORDES: Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin both say they support voting reform but they don’t back a rule change that would enable Democrats to pass that reform bill without Republican support.

SENATOR MITT ROMNEY: I never got a call on that from the White House. 

CORDES: One Republican, Utah Senator Mitt Romney said he’d be open to negotiation but he doesn’t support the proposed legislation which would allow early voting and vote by mail in all 50 states and make election day a national holiday. Over the past year, 19 states have passed more restrictive voting laws.

KRISTEN CLARKE: Voting discrimination is alive and well. 

CORDES: Kristen Clark is the first African-American woman to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. 

CLARKE: There is no doubt that we are seeing efforts to make it harder for people of color and other marginalized groups to vote. 

CORDES: According to a new CBS poll, more than four in ten Americans think President Biden is not focusing enough on voting rights and race relations, but his predecessor continues to push for more restrictions, especially in states he lost in 2020.

FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Their legislation is not a voting rights bill, it’s a voting fraud bill.

CORDES: All of this leaves President Biden with a dilemma — how to show his base that he’s doing something to combat voter suppression when the most meaningful option, federal legislation, appears to be hopelessly stalled. Norah?

O’DONNELL: Nancy Cordes at the White House, thank you.

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