Raphael Warnock is lying again. Today, Warnock told NBC News: “I have never been opposed to Voter ID. 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 Raphael Warnock may want to check with… Raphael Warnock.
As a pastor, candidate, and Senator Warnock has repeatedly called voter ID laws discriminatory and unnecessary, equating these common sense provisions to “Jim Crow in new clothes.”
2021: “We are witnessing right now a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights unlike anything we have seen since the Jim Crow era. This is Jim Crow in new clothes.”
2018: “More than a decade ago, Republican legislators in the state of Georgia, ironically the home state of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., led the way in turning the clock back on voting rights by passing unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID laws. Others followed suit and there are, according to the Voting Rights Alliance, some 41 forms of voter suppression in America today.”
2016: “All of these voter suppression laws saying we’ve got to have voter ID laws because if we don’t they might vote twice. Are you kidding? Have you been in America these last several years? It’s hard enough to get people to vote once, let alone twice.”
2015: “Dealing with these voter ID laws – this is not about voter verification, this is about voter suppression.”
2012: “Warnock said some in the U.S. disrespect King’s legacy by ‘cutting off those for whom he died and the principles for which he fought,’ pointing to voter ID laws that he called ‘unnecessary and unjustifiable.’ He said such laws are an affront to the memory of the civil rights leader, who fought for equal access to the voting booth.”
Which Raphael Warnock are Georgia voters supposed to believe? The radical Raphael Warnock who repeatedly attacked voter ID, or the one who now claims to support voter ID—an election security measure that is broadly popular, common sense, and widely preferred by voters of all parties?