During today's Committee on House Administration hearing discussing the Elections Clause, Rep. Brian Steil called out Vice President Kamala Harris for insinuating that rural Americans are incapable of complying with voter ID laws. In a recent interview for BET, Vice President Harris argued that rural Americans are unable to photocopy their ID. This is just another example of Democrats' ludicrous claims that voter ID laws amount to "voter suppression."
Newsflash from @RepBryanSteil (who is joining the hearing from his district) for @VP: Rural Americans do in fact have the ability comply with voter ID laws.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) July 12, 2021
I visited rural America today for our @HouseAdmnGOP election law hearing and — this might shock Kamala Harris — I found that people have camera phones that they can use to take pictures of their photo IDs.— Bryan Steil (@RepBryanSteil) July 12, 2021
Running water and electricity too! Haven’t found a Kinkos yet. pic.twitter.com/lijYFqOFlg
Fox News reported:
"I don't think that we should underestimate what that [compromise on voter ID laws] could mean," Harris said in her interview with BET News. "Because in some people's mind, that means you're going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove who you are. Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don't - there's no Kinkos, there's no OfficeMax near them."
"Of course people have to prove who they are," Harris continued, but "not in a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are."
Kamala Harris absurdly says it’s “almost impossible” for rural Americans to photocopy their ID pic.twitter.com/J94IuGBFLv— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 10, 2021
Just to further show how out of touch the Vice President is with everyday America, Kinko's and OfficeMax don't even exist as their own companies anymore!
Vice President Harris' statement about rural Americans is reminiscent of the Democrat talking point that somehow Black Americans are unable to obtain voter IDs because of their skin color.
This inflammatory rhetoric is meant to divide Americans who overwhelmingly support requiring ID to vote.
Americans want safe and secure elections! https://t.co/QwIbsWjcoV— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) July 12, 2021
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