GOP faces pressure to cut ties with Rubio

MSNBC Washington Bureau Chief Robert Siegel reports that a group of Senate Republicans are considering whether to sever ties with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The Republican Governors Association is planning to introduce a bill on Thursday that would require states to allow the use of stickers to identify people on voter rolls.

It would also create a special commission to oversee the new voter ID law, which is set to take effect on March 15.

“The Senate leadership is making a lot of noise about how this law will help make our elections more fair and open and they’ve got this bill that would do exactly that,” the group’s president, John Weaver, said at a press conference Tuesday.

“The governor’s group is really taking a look at what this bill would do.”

The Senate GOP has so far said it opposes any new voter-ID laws, which critics say will make it harder for minority voters to cast ballots.

But the GOP has also been vocal about its opposition to the state’s voting restrictions, saying they disproportionately affect minority voters.

“I think this is the most important issue to me, that people in minority communities in this country don’t have to worry about having to vote at the wrong polling place,” Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said at the start of the year.