It’s a performance that might not take the world by storm, but Sen. John Hickenlooper released a video yesterday in support of the For The People Act, a major Democratic agenda item already passed by the U.S. House that would solidify and expand voting rights across the nation–in the face of a multistate Republican campaign underway right now to crack down on the franchise in retaliation for Donald Trump losing the 2020 elections:
We’ll concede from the outset that Hickenlooper’s banjo plucking is better than his singing. But here’s another reminder that Hickenlooper, despite what you may have heard during last year’s acrimonious Democratic primary, is proving to be a reliable–and engaging–advocate for the Democratic agenda as a U.S. Senator.
Can Hick pluck his way into Joe Manchin’s heart? That remains to be seen, but we love that he’s trying.