This is wild.
Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) has sparked major controversy and has just signaled to the Democrats that the Republican party isn’t necessarily opposed to joining them to pass election reform laws.
Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former President Donald Trump recently lashed out at Sen. Chuck Schumer for attempting to destroy the filibuster and pass election reform laws without the GOP.
Thune’s comments come as a major surprise to conservatives.
In a recent interview with Axios, Senate Minority Whip John Thune told them that there is “some interest” among Senate Republicans to reform the Electoral Count Act of 1887.
This is highly important because the current bill does not specify whether or not the vice president is just ceremonial or if the vice president actually has the power to refuse to certify certain electors.
This could mean that a false reading could mean that the vice president has a right to decide which electors can be certified. Most experts believe this is not what the Founders intended.