Radical Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock was hit with a fact-check after claiming he never opposed voter identification laws. Warnock has been extremely outspoken against voter ID laws, especially a recently passed voter integrity law in his home state. Not only has Warnock repeatedly bashed voter ID laws but he’s also gone so far as to liken them to Jim Crow laws.
According to Townhall:
“I have never been opposed to voter ID,” Warnock told NBC News. “And in fact, I don’t know anybody who is — who believes people shouldn’t have to prove that they are who they say they are. But what has happened over the years is people have played with common sense identification and put into place restrictive measures intended not to preserve the integrity of the outcome, but to select, certain group.”
Warnock likened “unjustifiable” voter identification laws to “Jim Crow” during a 2012 speech.
In his first days in the Senate, he also doubled down on his opposition to voter ID mandates.
“We are witnessing right now a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights unlike anything we have seen since the Jim Crow era,” he said on the floor, referencing voting reforms. “This is Jim Crow in new clothes.”