The always eloquent and reserved Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spouted off yesterday about how the GOP wanted to drag the country back to the Jim Crow laws because they want voters to actually validate their identity before voting.
It’s such a racist practice.
The Politico reported:, via Townhall:
Raising the rhetorical stakes around local battles over voting laws, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz yesterday compared Republican efforts to tighten access to the polls to notorious segregation-era Jim Crow laws. Roland Martin asked Wasserman Schutlz about the laws in an interview on the African-American network TV One’s “Washington Watch” program, according to a transcript from the network:
[I]f you go back to the year 2000, when we had an obvious disaster and – and saw that our voting process needed refinement, and we did that in the America Votes Act and made sure that we could iron out those kinks, now you have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally – and very transparently – block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it’s nothing short of that blatant.
Maybe someone should remind Wasserman Schultz that it was the democrats who initiated the Jim Crow laws.
In fact, the KKK, as you know, was founded as the the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.
The Ku Klux Klan assassinated many Republicans including Republican Representative James M. Hinds (December 5, 1833—October 22, 1868) of Little Rock. Hinds represented Arkansas in the United States Congress from June 24, 1868 through October 22, 1868.
Wasserman Schultz should brush up on her history before she starts attacking Republicans for former democratic policies.