Rep. Khanna on Voting Rights Bills: ‘I Thought that Was Settled in the 1960s’
KHANNA: "Stephanie, look, there’s always a risk. And I’m not going to say that there is no chance that a bad outcome doesn’t happen. But I guess my view is this: I never thought growing up that I would get to Congress and in the year 2022 would be having to fight for voting rights. I thought that was settled in the 1960s. We have a moment right now where there are less ballot boxes in places that have African-American constituencies, where people are being thrown off the rolls, where the very fights that John Lewis was beaten for are taking place in modern America. And we ought to do something. Can we guarantee that it’s never going to be repealed? Of course not. John Lewis couldn’t guarantee that, obviously, but if we don’t try we’re failing the moral challenge of our generation."