Courage for America Denounces Latest MAGA Big Lie Bill

“Let me be clear: this legislation is a thinly veiled attempt to use xenophobia to perpetuate the Big Lie and lay the groundwork for another insurrection.” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House passed another Big Lie Bill, the so-called SAVE Act, which the Republican House Majority is using to further perpetuate the Big Lie and lay the groundwork for the next insurrection. Below are statements from Courage for America Spokesperson José Morales Jr. and Councilmember Aquilino Gonell:

“Simply put, today House Republicans pledged allegiance to the Big Lie. They are pushing this lie of noncitizens voting as a ploy to dismantle our democratic institutions and double-down on their lies surrounding the 2020 election and the January 6th insurrection. Instead of protecting our democracy from the Big Lie, the Republican Majority is fear mongering and using immigrants as scapegoats to further restrict our access to the ballot box in November. As an immigrant myself, this is disheartening but unsurprising,” said Courage for America Councilmember Sergeant Aquilino Gonell. “Americans need to see that Speaker Mike Johnson and MAGA Republicans in Congress are using this bill to attack our democracy, spread baseless lies, and instill distrust in our secure and sacred democratic process. We must remain vigilant as we approach January 6, 2025 to stop the threat of another insurrection in the future.”

“Let me be clear: this Big Lie Bill lays the groundwork for another insurrection. By pushing this forward, Speaker Johnson and House Republicans demonstrate once again that they care more about doing the bidding of former President Donald Trump than addressing the needs of the American people,” said José Morales Jr., spokesperson for Courage for America. “It is already illegal for noncitizens to cast a ballot in federal elections, and there is absolutely no evidence of widespread noncitizen voting. Congress must stop neglecting their responsibility to defend our democracy from extremist threats and commit to upholding their constitutional duty to peacefully certify the results of the next election.”