Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, has introduced an amendment to the upcoming Government spending bill that would defund President Trump’s commission on voter fraud.
Schiff announced the amendment via a press release this week that said the panel, co-chaired by Vice President Pence of “appearing to lay the groundwork for a push to place new restrictions on voting that disproportionately disadvantages minority voters.”
“This commission is an effort to validate the President’s repeated and baseless claim that millions of fraudulent ballots were cast in the 2016 election, and I fear it lays the groundwork for new efforts to make it more difficult to vote across the country,” Schiff added in the statement.
“Congress should put an end to this charade before it can do additional damage by agreeing to this amendment, and we should instead enact measures that make voting more accessible for all eligible Americans.”
Schiff’s amendment will likely get little traction in the Republican controlled Congress when they return to Washington in September following the August Recess.