Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee did not mince his words when talking about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
During an interview on Fox News, Huckabee slammed Harris for having an “elitist” and “snobbish” attitude towards rural America regarding her comments on photo identification to vote.
One of the things about the administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that many have noticed is that they either do not comprehend or do not care how condescending they are being.
Harris took criticism after she contrived another reason that people cannot manage to get identification to vote, which starts to make you wonder why the Democrats are fighting so hard against it.
In an interview with BET Harris said that voter ID laws would “make it almost impossible” to vote.
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
“It’s about using the bully pulpit to help people see what’s happening in the midst of all the daily issues that they have,” she said. “You know, we’re not in an election year. You know, we tend to rally when we know the election is about to happen. But right now, we need to start rallying, because these laws are being passed right now that will make it almost impossible, at least very difficult, for you to vote.”
On a personal note, I have not seen one new law that would even present a speed bump for me or any of my family or friends to vote.
It appears, to this writer, that what these laws do is make it a ton tougher to cheat and vote when and where you are not supposed to.
“People are talking about potential compromises. Is agreeing to voter ID one of those compromises that you’d support?” Soledad O’Brien, who was interviewing her, said.
“I don’t think that we should underestimate what that could mean,” Harris replied. “Because in some people’s mind, that means, well, you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove that you are who you are,” Harris said.
“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,” the vice president said, citing two retail chains that offered photocopy services. Kinkos was purchased by FedEx for $2.2 billion in 2003, and the last Kinkos stores were shuttered in 2008.
“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,” Harris continued. “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,” she said.
Now imagine you are living in rural America, or you actually are living in rural America, and it is not, you know, 1975. How much of a slap in the face is it to assume that you cannot access a copy machine or a computer printer and scanner?
Harris took a ton of flack for her comments from people in rural America.
“Harris thinks people in ‘rural communities’ can’t make photocopies….. pretty sure she’s never been to a rural community,” Kimberly Morin said.
Harris thinks people in 'rural communities' can't make photocopies….. pretty sure she's never been to a rural community https://t.co/CByqXomXKW
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) July 10, 2021
“Um, hi. Rural American here. We can photocopy & scan birth certificates, just like what we do when we apply for new SS cards, fill out info for DMV & the IRS. And *gasp* we have electricity AND running water too!” Beth Bauman said.
Um, hi! 👋 Rural American here. We can photocopy & scan birth certificates, just like what we do when we apply for new SS cards, fill out info for DMV & the IRS. And *gasp* we have electricity AND running water too! https://t.co/Dpm2bW6BZs
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) July 10, 2021
“This ridiculous I grew up in a rural community. That was in the 1970s and early 1980s it was really easy to get an ID. Most of us had a DL at 16 it was a necessity when you lived 7 to 10 miles out of town,” Samuel Williams said.
Cause, you know, country folks don’t have electricity, much less access to copiers or smart phones.
They’re too busy running moonshine & sliding on the hoods of their cars. https://t.co/arpIX2Yl1l
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 11, 2021
“Hi, I live on top of a mountain on the WV/VA border and I can photocopy my ID. I mean I do it while moonshining White Lightning while dueling banjos play in the background but I can still do it,” Chris Barron said.