Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume reacted Monday to Vice President Kamala Harris bemoaning “rural” residents who apparently cannot find an office supply store to photocopy their driver’s license to send to state election authorities.
Hume told “Special Report” that voter ID is a “tricky issue” for Democrats, but that they are still trying to “make the most of” their argument against it.
“They’re trying to label Republicans as people who want to suppress the vote. But a number of the things that the Republicans want to do in the laws they are passing across the country are things that are popular — and voter I.D. Is very high on that list,” he said. “I think it’s politically really stupid to come out and criticize voter I.D.”
Harris said over the weekend that there are a “whole lot of people who live in rural communities there is no Kinko’s or OfficeMax near them,” which she suggested they would need to locate in order to abide by legislation in states like Georgia, Texas and Pennsylvania that are seeking to strengthen election laws and integrity.
Hume added that Biden advisers are likely contemplating the effectiveness of having Harris out front as the point person on several such controversial issues like election reform, illegal immigration and border security.
“She seems at times lighter than air,” he said.
Harris was previously criticized for her visit to El Paso, Texas, after weeks of being ripped by critics for failing to visit the southern border. Critics pointed out El Paso is some 800 miles upstream on the Rio Grande from the epicenter of the illegal immigration and human and drug trafficking crisis in places like McAllen, Del Rio and Roma.
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