House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said during an interview on the Fox News program “Your World” on Tuesday that Democrats are not against voter identification, adding an odd twist to the ongoing leftist attacks against voter integrity laws that have been labelled as racist.
“You know, Neil, I don’t know why people keep misrepresenting stuff,” Clyburn said.
“There’s not a single time that I have ever voted in my entire life — and I’m going to be 81 years old next week. There’s not a single time that I have voted that I did not ID myself. What I spoke about was allowing an ID, a picture ID of a hunter’s license to be good, but of a student activity card to be no good. That’s the kind of voter ID law that I’m talking about that’s unfair. I have said that all of my life.”
Clyburn also said he believed he has been misrepresented on the issue.
“I don’t know why you guys keep misrepresenting what I said. I have never said that you should not have voter ID,” he continued.
“What I got my voter registration cards, I keep them in my wallet. And when I go to vote, I presented that every time. And I said to them, I am Jim Clyburn. This is my ID, and I want to vote.
“I have always had voter ID. And that’s why the representative earlier who voted — no Democrat has never been against voter ID.”
The news comes as more than 50 Texas Democrats fled the state for Washington, D.C., to avoid a vote on election integrity they believe is racist.