Rep. Claudia Tenney Says NYC Mayor Is Powerless To Stop The Push For Noncitizen Vote Legislation
According to New York Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio opposes a new bill that would enable more than 800,000 green cardholders and other noncitizens in the city to vote in local elections, but is essentially powerless to take any sort of action to stop it “because of the far-left progressives” who are in control of the city.
“They also control Albany and ostensibly control Washington [and] are pushing this through, and they have a veto-proof majority,” the New York Republican went on to say during a conversation with Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.”
The “Our City, Our Vote” bill, if passed, will extend voting rights in local elections and make New York the largest city in the United States to allow noncitizens to vote.
Tenney said Monday that she does not believe it is legal to allow noncitizens to vote, and she’s concerned about the “undermining of our election integrity process.”
“We’re hoping that at some point we can stop this or come up with ways either on the federal level or even on the state level,” Tenney went on to say during her interview. “I do believe it violates the state Constitution.”
In other news, President Joe Biden is calling for a Senate vote on the Build Back Better bill before Christmas, and Tenney warned that the measure, if passed, will make inflation even worse, particularly coming after the American Rescue Plan passed earlier this year.
That bill, passed in the name of COVID-19 relief, “came out with a lot of fraud, abuse, and waste, and was not targeted aid,” said Tenney. “We still have money left over, and this made the inflationary problem even worse. When you add another nearly $2 trillion to the budget, right on top of this, with just random spending and implementing the Green New Deal, and adding 150 new government programs, you’re going to cost money to the taxpayers.”
The congresswoman then added that along with the legislation, President Biden is “proving that he doesn’t support the middle class,” at all.
“It doesn’t talk about middle-class values,” said the New York republican. “It prioritizes in a dependent class of people over people who are industrious and working and care about middle-class values. It’s disappointing that President Biden is pushing so hard with a huge amount of taxes … huge numbers of IRS agents are going to be auditing and driving these people, $100 billion worth of IRS agents. It’s unbelievable.”