5 Crazy Things Democrats Tried This Week

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Friday, April 16, 2021


This week, Democrats have attempted a major power play in the House. No less than five radical bills have progressed either onto the debate floor or will soon make it to the floor. Here are the five craziest bills Democrats have introduced this week alone: 

  1. Court Packing

Ever since the promotion of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Democrats have played with the thought of packing the court. This week, they are attempting just that. The bill is being led by representatives Jerry Nadler, Hank Johnson, and Mondaire Jones. 

One of the bill’s champions is Senator Markey who stated that Republicans “Stole two seats on the Supreme Court,” and that, “it’s up to us to repair that damage.”  Representative Nadler claims that they aren’t packing the court, they are “unpacking it.” Whether or not the bill will pass is yet to be seen, but nevertheless, Democratic leadership is not too opposed

  1. Slavery Reparations

One of the hallmarks of the Black Lives Matter agenda has been the demand for reparations for those who are descendants of slaves. This week, Democrats have advanced the motion by creating a study that would review the idea. 

The bill is mainly backed by representatives John Conyers, and Jerry Nadler. The bill was approved by the House Judiciary Committee with a vote of 25 to 17 and would establish a commission to see how reparations would be distributed. 

  1. D.C. Statehood

For years, Democrats have advocated turning our nation’s capital into the 51st state, and now they may get their wish. The House Oversight Committee has approved legislation that would make D.C. a state, which means there will be an extensive debate on the bill next week.

The bill is supported by Washington D.C. Delegate, Eleanor Norton, who urged the committee to pass the bill. With how heavy the D.C. area tends to vote Democrat, there is no question this is a power grab for more votes in the House and Senate. 

  1. Abolishing the Electoral College

The next power grab is one that has been thrown around since the Presidential race of 2000—the abolishment of the Electoral College. The merits of the Electoral College system have benefited our nation, ensuring more of an equal voice to be spread out across the union. Well, Democrats want to stifle that voice.

This week, House Democrats have introduced a resolution that would abolish the Electoral College. 

  1. Making “High-Capacity” Magazines Illegal

Lastly, Democrats have acted upon a decades-long goal to restrict the Second Amendment. This week, they want to ban “high-capacity” magazines.

These so-called “high-capacity” magazines are magazines that carry over 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill is mainly backed by Diana DeGette, Ted Deutch, and Dina Titus. This move is just one more bill to not only be added to this week’s power-play but the long list of anti-Second Amendment legislation currently out there. 

Alex Munguia is a Florida Senior Campus Correspondent with Campus Reform. Alex studies at the University of Florida and majors in Finance and Information Systems. He is currently the Chapter Chair of Young American's For Freedom. He proudly serves in the First Generation Leadership Program, College Republicans, and the Investment Club.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Alex Munguia

Alex Munguia is a Florida Senior Campus Correspondent with Campus Reform. Alex studies at the University of Florida and majors in Finance and Information Systems. He is currently the Chapter Chair of Young American's For Freedom. He proudly serves in the First Generation Leadership Program, College Republicans, and the Investment Club.

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