With clowns like Joe Biden in D.C., it falls to Republican leaders at the state level to defend our democracy.
In numerous states, we are seeing Republican lawmakers and governors sign bills that send powerful messages to Biden.
They have protected the Second Amendment, rejected radical theories, and protected their elections.
In one state–which was at the center of the 2020 election drama–their Republican governor vetoed 22 Republican-backed bills. Including 2 major goals.
However, he had a good reason for it.
From AZ Mirror:
Gov. Doug Ducey is ratcheting up the pressure on GOP lawmakers to reach an agreement on the budget, vowing not to sign any other legislation that reaches his desk until he gets a budget, and backing up his threat by vetoing 22 bills…
That list of bills included legislation to ban certain kinds of anti-racism training for government employees, a bill that would make it a felony for election officials to send early ballots to voters who don’t request them.
Arizona’s governor vetoed 22 bills passed by his Republican colleagues in the state legislature. All because they refused to get his proposed budget passed.
Among the bills vetoed by Ducey included a bill that bans critical race theory and another that would prevent fraud through mail-in ballots.
These are critical issues that Republicans are fighting for all over the country. But Ducey didn’t do it because he was opposed to them.
He claims that he is trying to force the state to get its budget done.
Ducey and state leaders forged a budget plan for the state. But with only one-vote majorities in both state chambers, it needed all Republicans to vote on it.
Apparently, there were enough conservative holdouts to prevent the budget from passing.
It looks like the governor is using a nuclear option to make a point. He’s not opposed to the bills he vetoed, he’s just trying to get his lawmakers to cooperate.
But it is a setback on many important goals. It’s not easy to get legislation crafted and moved through enough to get passed.
Some of these bills might not see the light of day again. Which might give Democrats long-term victories.
I hope Ducey knows what he’s doing.
- Republican Arizona governor vetoed 22 Republican bills.
- Included in that list were a voter integrity bill and a ban on critical race theory.
- He did so, he claims, to force the legislature to pass a budget.
Source: AZ Mirror