Vice President Kamala Harris humiliated herself once again and betrayed the fact that she is one of the most out-of-touch politicians in Washington, D.C.
Harris sat down for an interview on BET that was aired on “CBS This Morning.” During that interview, the Vice President was asked if she would compromise on voter ID provisions. Harris’s response left both Republicans and Democrats lost for words and ignited a desperate damage control campaign from the Biden administration.
Harris said, “you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove that you are who you are. Harris claimed many Americans live where “there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no OfficeMax near them.”
Completely out of touch
Vice President Harris is convinced that most Americans have no access to basic services. Contrary to Harris’s beliefs, this isn’t the 1970’s and an overwhelming majority of Americans have access to basic services.
Lost amongst the fallout from the Vice President’s bizarre and absurd statement is the fact that she went way off track in answering the question.
Vice President Harris seems not to have accounted for Americans simply using their real ID to vote where voter ID requirements are in place. A photocopy of an individual’s ID is unnecessary and why Harris wanted to talk about ID photocopies instead of voter ID requirements is extremely confusing.
Harris said during the interview that, “Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t — there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no OfficeMax near them. People have to understand that when we’re talking about voter ID laws, be clear about who you have in mind and what would be required of them to prove who they are. Of course, people have to prove who they are, but not in a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are.”
Yet again, the Vice President has managed to say nothing of substance despite her substantial word count. Vice President Harris knows that campaigning against voter ID is futile and instead has resorted to making confusing and inane statements to distract from the importance of voter ID.
Either the Vice President is willfully ignorant, or she is incredibly out of touch. Reading her statements makes it difficult to accurately nail down which of those options suit Vice President Harris.
No argument against voter ID
The Vice President gave no evidence that Americans do not have access to IDs and therefore has failed to show why requiring ID to vote is such a bad thing.
Vice President Harris and the Democrat Party have had to resort to absurd arguments and far-fetched conspiracy theories to push back against voter ID. Americans have woken up to the fact that they have no arguments.
Republicans have the support of the public, and they have the power to go state by state and enact voter ID laws and other election integrity measures. Playing soundbites from Vice President Harris may help further sway the public to support Republican causes.