Todd Young a part of the bipartisan group to reform the Electoral Count Act
Senator Young flip flopped on The Jobs Act, nonpartisan January 6 commission to avoid upsetting Donald Trump – same playbook to follow with election reform
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today asked the media to not buy into U.S. Senator Todd Young’s performative stunts about “compromise” or “bipartisanship”, because he’ll bail on the effort at the last possible moment. The latest example is the ongoing conversation to reform the Electoral Count Act and protect the foundations of our nation’s democracy from another insurrection attempt against the United States. Young will get the media attention he wants, and then flip-flop just before the vote to save face from former President Donald Trump.
When it comes to the Indiana GOP’s culture wars, Senator Young wants to have his cake and eat it too. He did this last summer with The Jobs Act. Young paraded himself around the media during negotiations for transformative infrastructure investments, and then just before the vote, he flipped and voted “NO” to stave off a primary challenger for his reelection. Todd Young also backtracked on his stance with the January 6 Insurrection. After penning an op-ed criticizing supporters of Donald Trump, Young flipped a voted “NO” on forming a nonpartisan commission to get to the bottom of the domestic terrorist attack at the U.S. Capitol.
Simply put: Todd Young’s statements and efforts in Washington should be taken with a grain of salt, because he’ll put the Indiana Republican Party’s culture wars ahead of creating a better future for families every single time.
Todd Young on the Electoral Count Act
The New Republic: “Republican Senator Todd Young told Punchbowl News on Tuesday that the bipartisan group was ‘at the putting pen to paper points.’ Young said, ‘I think at some point, we’ll meet our different ideas, come up with some sort of reconciled bill.’”
Todd Young’s Flip-Flopping History Since 2021
The Jobs Act
July 28, 2021: “We’ve made a lot of progress so far on an historic investment in our nation’s core infrastructure that will be fully paid for without raising taxes. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle as we sand and polish the final product.”
August 10, 2021: Indiana Sen. Todd Young drops support for infrastructure plan
January 6 Insurrection
January 31, 2021: “I think we need to name and shame members of the media who were out there perpetuating mistruths and deceiving individuals. I think the same applies to politicians who are out there perpetuating things that are completely false and deceiving constituents”
May 28, 2021: Senate Republicans Block A Plan For An Independent Commission On Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
NOTE: Todd Young voted “NO”