GOP Rep Says Dems’ Mail-In Voting Plan To Protect People From COVID-19 Would ‘End Our Republic’
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain that Democrats’ plan to allow mail-in ballots would destroy the country as we know it.
One of the key provisions Democrats proposed in the coronavirus aid bill is to allow citizens to vote via mail in order to avoid large crowds that could lead to a fast spread of the virus.
But Massie doesn’t see it that way. He believes that allowing people to vote from home would be “the end of our Republic.”
Universal vote by mail would be the end of our republic as we know it. https://t.co/NSqodOXsxx
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 24, 2020
People decided to call out the Republican lawmaker. Here are some of the best responses:
He meant to say that it would be "the end of our Republicans as we know it." Must've been an autocorrect issue.
— ⛏️Blair 776 F. Supp. 1012, 1015 (E.D. Pa. 1991)⛏️ (@blairyposa) March 24, 2020
Vote by Mail is the best!! That is, unless you’re a right wing Republican like Thomas! pic.twitter.com/Sz3P2GUXxp
— Bry (@bhueypdx) March 24, 2020
I bet your idea of a republic died in 1865 buddy
— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) March 24, 2020
If everyone voted, Republicans would be extinct. So I see where you’re coming from.
— Steve Zorowitz (@szorowitz) March 24, 2020
And that, ladies and gentlemen, would be the end of the Republican Party.
His cry of "Will end the Republic" is simply "god don't let more people vote because we can't win"
— Texan (@Texan_21C) March 24, 2020
This is an amazing admission that Republicans can't win without voter suppression.
— Artist Gail (@ArtistGailS) March 24, 2020
So in Colorado we vote by mail. We love it. We’ve managed to make weed legal, elect a gay governor that is incredibly competent, refused single payor because it was designed poorly. I’d say democracy is pretty cool!
— 🥁VACCINES CAUSE ADULTS🥁 (@gottaspeakgirl) March 24, 2020
I mean, everyone voting! Can you imagine! The nerve of those democrats to make it easy for all citizens to vote!
— Mark Anderson (@markemer) March 24, 2020