Barbra Streisand slams GOP for wanting an ‘authoritarian state’ over voting guidelines


Barbra Streisand took a jab at Republicans this week over their method to future elections and guidelines surrounding voting. 

The singer accused the GOP of being in favor of an “authoritarian state” after Republicans in key states have begun taking steps to tighten voting guidelines within the wake of the 2020 Basic Election, which noticed the celebration lose each the presidency in addition to the bulk within the Senate. 

“The GOP now not believes in free and truthful elections. Because of this they’re taking away the rights of voters. They need an authoritarian state,” the singer wrote Sunday

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Her feedback come shortly after Republicans in Texas sought to introduce a controversial invoice that might have imposed a raft of election modifications that eradicate drive-thru voting, empower partisan ballot watchers and impose new necessities so as to forged a poll by mail in Texas. President Joe Biden not too long ago known as the invoice “mistaken and un-American.”  

The legal guidelines are just like legal guidelines handed in Georgia earlier this yr that earned the GOP in that state the scorn of many Democrats and celebrities

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Barbra Streisand slammed the GOP in a passionate tweet about voting rights.
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Whereas many on the appropriate see such tightened voting restrictions as a technique to improve election integrity, many on the left argue they disproportionately affect minorities and place unnecessary restrictions on the vote-by-mail course of. 

Streisand’s tweet didn’t specify what motion by the GOP prompted her fiery response, she’s not often shy about utilizing her social media platform to take photographs at Republicans. Days previous to her tweet in regards to the GOP favoring an “authoritarian state,” for instance, the star additionally criticized the celebration for halting an effort to kind a bipartisan fee to research the riots on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as properly the celebration’s dealing with of the coronavirus

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“After Democrats agreed to all their calls for a couple of bipartisan Fee to research the January sixth assault on each our Capitol and democracy, the Republicans now oppose the Fee. What are they afraid of? Cannot deal with the reality?” Streisand wrote days previous to her newest barb at Republicans. 

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Days earlier than that, she wrote: “The unhinged GOP assaults on the Democrats calling them radical for working to finish the pandemic and rebuild the financial system. Of their view radical means saving lives and serving to our residents in monetary misery.”



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