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Jim Jordan criticized for saying 'only Americans should vote in American elections'
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Jim Jordan criticized for saying 'only Americans should vote in American elections'

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was hit with backlash after making a seemingly elementary and innocuous remark: "Only Americans should vote in American elections."

The comment was in regard to House Joint Resolution 24, or the “Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in Approving the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022,” which passed the House of Representatives on Thursday.

The resolution seeks to overturn a bill that passed the D.C. Council in October, which opened the local voting process to non-citizens.

The Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act was passed by the D.C. Council in late 2021. The bill gives non-citizens who live in the district the right to vote for the mayor, city council member, attorney general, school board member, and commissioner.

The law was to be reviewed by Congress and then go into effect in March.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) pointed out there were 162 Democrats who voted to allow non-citizens to vote in D.C. elections. All 218 Republicans in the House voted not to let non-citizens vote in D.C. elections. The House voted to overturn the bill by a vote of 260-162.

Jordan reacted to the vote by tweeting, "Yesterday, 162 Democrats voted to allow illegal aliens to vote in elections in Washington D.C. Ridiculous. Only AMERICANS should vote in AMERICAN elections."

However, not everyone shared the same belief that Americans should vote in American elections. Twitter reactions criticized Jordan for his stance.

One angry Twitter user lashed out, "You, like Trump, lie every time you tweet or open your mouth."

Another person attacked Jordan, "Since when do you care about people voting in actual elections?"

Someone wrote, "Another day, another ridiculous distortion designed to radicalize the low-information pawns in GQP’s war on common sense."

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., called the joint resolutions "profoundly undemocratic, paternalistic," adding, "D.C. residents, a majority of whom are Black and brown, are worthy and capable of governing themselves. Keep your hands off D.C."

The resolution will now head to the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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Paul Sacca

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