AOC slams filibuster immediately after Republicans block voting rights bill: ‘Call me radical’

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans’ thriving filibuster of the Democrats’ sweeping voting rights monthly bill on Tuesday, expressing she does not feel a minority of lawmakers ought to have that substantially electrical power. 

“Contact me radical, but I do not think a minority of Senators must be able to block voting rights for tens of millions of people,” she wrote on Twitter. “But I guess I’m just from that far-still left university of thought that laws should really go when a bulk of legislators vote for it. 


The “For the Persons Act” essential 60 votes to obvious a procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans filibustered and killed the legislation from advancing to debate. 

Tuesday’s vote was 50-50 with no Republicans voting with Democrats to advance it. 

Senate The vast majority Chief Chuck Schumer echoed Ocasio-Cortez’s sentiments. 

“After yet again, the Senate Republican minority has launched a partisan blockade of a urgent situation,” he stated on the chamber floor. He vowed that the vote was the “setting up gun” and not the previous time voting rights would be up for discussion.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated Republicans will never stand for Democrats’ try to impose new voting criteria on states that would “rig” elections in their favor. He called the compound of the nearly 900-webpage invoice “rotten” to its core. 


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Last call: Longtime Tucson biker bar Bashful Bandit closes | Business News

The Bashful Bandit, on East Speedway at North Dodge Boulevard, closed for good Sunday but is inviting its fans for one last hurrah today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Above, a patron named Rebel, left, planted a kiss on Bkay Welch at the Bandit’s L-shaped bar in 2008.

In the good old days of not long ago, tricked out motorcycles with gleaming chrome and leather saddlebags lined the front of the Bashful Bandit, Tucson’s storied, rough-around-the-edges biker bar on East Speedway at North Dodge Boulevard.

For more than 40 years, the bar, with its memorial wall devoted to longtime customers, bras hanging from a ceiling pipe and reputation for a bar fight or two, was Tucson’s unofficial biker headquarters, a watering hole and gathering spot for those who rode on weekends and those who rode for life.

But all that ended on Sunday, June 13, when the Bandit closed for good.

In the fall, Toby Kyte, who bought the bar this week, will open a barbecue restaurant that will incorporate the Bashful Bandit name in some form, he said.

But before he begins a $250,000-plus buildout of the space that will include keeping the wraparound wooden bar and stools, creating an outdoor kitchen, enlarging the restrooms and repaving the parking lot, Kyte is opening the Bandit for one last hurrah on Friday, June 18.

The bar will open at 11 a.m. for a final last call and to give customers who have photos

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