PoliticsThursday 06.02.22

What It Will Take to Shock Congress Into Action On Gun Violence | Hell & High Water

John Heilemann talks with former Attorney General Eric Holder and speechwriter Sam Koppelman, co-authors of the new book Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote — A History, a Crisis, a Plan. In the wake of the fatal shooting of 19 schoolchildren and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, they discuss the Republican Party’s intransigence on the Second Amendment, the impact and influence of the gun lobby, and what might be required to shock voters and their representatives in Congress into reforming the nation’s gun laws. Tune in to the full episode to hear about the importance of the right to vote and why it has been under siege since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, and their wide-ranging prescriptions for saving the American democratic process, including not just protections of voting rights but fundamental reforms to the Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate, congressional redistricting, and the Electoral College.

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