On Tuesday morning’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” cohost Meghan McCain destroyed Democrats for their rhetoric on voter ID laws, saying that “the average American just isn’t buying it.”
McCain Sounds Off
McCain began by bringing up a Monmouth University poll that came out this week showing a “supermajority” of Americans support requiring a photo ID to cast a vote. The poll stated that an overwhelming four in five Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% of Americans oppose the measure, with most of those people being Democrats.
“What’s fascinating to me is we have been told on shows like this and by many pundits on cable news that requiring … an I.D. in order to vote is akin to the Jim Crow South, that these two things are basically the same,” McCain said. “And what’s fascinating is this narrative and this rhetoric is just not being sold to voters.”
“It’s interesting to me that narrative isn’t expanding anywhere. I think that’s going to be a problem for voters going forward,” she continued. “You even see people like Stacey Abrams sort of hedging on this. In her home state of Georgia she has obvious, and she has made very clear, political aspirations to run for office again, and I think she knows that this just isn’t being sold.”
McCain Doubles Down
Not stopping there, McCain compared this situation to the backlash the left has gotten for the defund the police movement.
“This is going to be a problem going into the midterms if your only narrative is [to] defund the police and [that] having an I.D. to vote is innately racist,” McCain said. “Those are going to be problems for Democrats because the average American just isn’t buying it.”
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This comes as Democrats tried and failed to push through their voting rights bill, which they called the “For The People Act.” Check out McCain’s full comments on the situation below.
SENATE TO VOTE ON ELECTIONS BILL: As Republicans prepare to block the voting rights bill from moving forward, the co-hosts weigh in and react to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema defending the filibuster. https://t.co/8XqGlNSPNK pic.twitter.com/N9Sv9d9gK8
— The View (@TheView) June 22, 2021
This piece was written by James Samson on June 23, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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