Newt Gingrich, the Former House Speaker, appeared in “Fox & Friends” on Monday, saying that the Democrats’ push against voter ID requirements have been a “dead loser” politically.
Gingrich’s comment was in response to Vice President Kamala Harris’s claims about rural Americans would not be able to prove their identity in some cases. “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 you are 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,” Harris said during an interview with Soledad O’Brien for BET News.
“Harris looks like a fool more than a vice president,” Gingrich snapped, “I would love to know the last time she Xeroxed something personally,” he added.
He also told Fox & Friends that “Part of what has come out of this, which is fascinating, is a whole range of African-American leaders who have said publicly they are insulted that people like Harris think they are too dumb to be able to get an I.D. And they think they are too dumb to know how to go vote accurately and legally.”
“Remember, this is a period where the city of New York cast 135,000 blank ballots,” he quipped. “I mean, you have a system — the Democrats have this model: anyone who wants to vote can vote no matter how long they’ve been dead, as long as they vote Democrat. And they are for totally open elections as long as they can steal them.”
“But the average American, including, by the way almost all Democrats, about 85% of the country, believe you should have to have a photo I.D.
You should be able to identify who you are,” he continued. “You know, most Americans are for everybody who is legal voting. They are for everybody who is legally being counted. But they also understand that (political) machines steal and that machines are desperate to find a few extra votes even if they’re people who haven’t been around for the last 50 years.”
A recent poll from Monmouth Poll shows that 80% of Americans support requiring a photo I.D. to vote.
Gingrich postulated and said “So I think this is a dead loser for the Democrats, I think they are trapped into it. I have noticed a lot of other Democrats other than the president and vice president have been getting away from the issue. The number of Democrats now saying, ‘Oh, I’ve always been in favor of being able to identify who the voters are,’ I think if they want to go down this road, as you said — Harris — I don’t know quite how to say this right — Harris looks like a fool more than a vice president about half the time and I can’t wait for her comments on Cuba if she knows where the island even is.”
“The fact that she runs around — by the way, you know and I know, she hasn’t been in an office supply store in her life. She has staff. So she wouldn’t have any idea where office supply stores are. And I would love to know the last time she Xeroxed something personally or if she even knows what a Xerox machine is,” he concluded.
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