WATCH: Morning Joe Panel Roasts GOP Sen. Mike Lee For Saying Voting Rights Bill Was Written in Hell by the Devil

When Joe Biden was campaigning, he promised that he would expand voting rights for all Americans. Now that Democrats have control of the House, Senate and White House they are attempting to do so with H.R 1.

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Republicans, obviously, do better when fewer people vote. So they are in dramatic opposition. No one is being more dramatic than Utah Senator Mike Lee who said the bill was “written in hell by the devil.”

The Morning Joe crew found Lee’s reaction to the legislation hilarious. A laughing Joe Scarborough began, “So, Jonathan, they’re saying that Satan drafted — Mike Lee is saying Satan drafted a bill that’s meant to get more Americans involved in democracy.”

Jonathan Lemire responded, “That’s an unlikely move for Lucifer. But we’re seeing their inability to hit on Biden resulting in culture war issues.”

The Associated Press reporter continued:

“Those embracing the mantle of Trump are frozen in place because they don’t know what the former president is going to do. Trump has made clear to advisers he’s in no rush to make a decision as to whether or not he will run again in 2024. If the party keeps on moving that much more to the right, yes, it will electrify his base, but it will be harder and harder to win national elections particularly, and this is where the white house thinking comes in, if Joe Biden and his team keep delivering.”

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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