As The Intercept pointed out, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) last year supported “far more draconian” legislation sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.).

Cardin’s bill, which the ACLU called a “full-scale attack” on the First Amendment, was co-sponsored by 15 Democratic senators and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine).

In a tweet ahead of Thursday’s vote, Rubio pressured his Democratic colleagues to vote for his legislation, declaring that there “is no excuse not to move to it now.”

As MoveOn noted on Twitter: “We’ve already seen the repercussions of local anti-BDS legislation across the country. An elementary school speech pathologist in Texas lost her job for refusing to sign away her constitutional rights.”

“Democrats can stop this bill,” MoveOn concluded. “Call your senators now and tell them to vote no on penalizing the boycott movement and undermining First Amendment in the process.”

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