A CNN political analyst decried states' rights arguments against voting rights bills and linked GOP opposition to historical segregationists.
"Democrats repeatedly noted how much the contemporary claims from the GOP echoed states' rights arguments that Southern segregationists such as Sens. Strom Thurmond and Richard Russell raised against the original Voting Rights Act and other landmark civil rights legislation during the 1960s," Brownstein wrote on Tuesday. President Joe Biden. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Activists hold cut out photos of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Brownstein said Republicans' description of the Democrats' legislation as a "federal takeover" was heated language and again linked them to segregationists.