Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton is preparing to block an attempt by Washington D.C. to allow illegal aliens to vote in local elections; Cotton says the policy is “insane.”
The Washington, D.C., City Council voted 12-1 this month to advance a bill that would allow noncitizens to vote in local elections, Fox News reports.
From Fox News:
The bill was sent to Mayor Muriel Bowser for approval Tuesday and if she clears it, the bill will be transmitted to Congress under the D.C. Home Rule Act. If she vetoes the measure, that veto could be overridden if it has the support of two-thirds of the council, which it does. The only vote against the bill was by council member Mary Cheh, who argued the 30-day time period was too short.
Under the D.C. Home Rule Act, members of Congress are able to block bills passed by the legislature and cleared by the mayor. Once the bill is submitted, it can be voted down if the House and Senate pass Cotton’s resolution of disapproval within 30 days, or else the law will take effect.
“Allowing illegal immigrants to vote is an insult to every voter in America,” Cotton, R-Ark., told Fox News Digital. “Every single Democrat should be on the record about whether they support this insane policy.”
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