AG Merrick Garland Slams Voter ID As ‘Unnecessary’

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland called voter ID ‘unnecessary’ during his visit to the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama on March 3.

The visit was made in remembrance of Bloody Sunday, a violent 1965 suppression of a peaceful protest by marchers in the Civil Rights Movement. African American leaders peacefully marched through Selma, and toward Montgomery for their constitutional right to vote. The government’s excessive use of force in response to the march injured 67 people.

Both Merrick Garland and Vice President Kamala Harris have tried to connect parallels between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the current state of our country when it comes to voting rights and race relations in 2024 America.

Merrick Garland used the Civil Rights Movement as a backdrop to push for less restrictions on the voter identification process, saying the Department of Justice is doing everything it can to eliminate what it sees as “discriminatory practices” that supposedly affect people’s right to vote.

The irony in this situation is that Americans need to present identification for several other important things, such as buying a gun, purchasing alcohol, getting a marriage license, applying for Social Security benefits, and many others. These measures are in place to ensure safety and legal legitimacy.

The reaction to Garland’s comments has been loud, direct, and angry. One of the loudest voices disagreeing with the Attorney General is Colin Rugg, co-owner of the Trending Politics news website.

“AG Merrick Garland tells a group of black people at a Selma church service that he is working hard to halt voter ID laws because they are ‘discriminatory, burdensome, and unnecessary. “Assuming that black people can’t get an ID is extremely racist.”

Kyle Becker, a former producer at Fox News, is another prominent voice speaking out against Garland’s remarks.

“Merrick Garland makes it clear the Biden regime intends to cheat in the 2024 election,” Becker said in a post on X. “The Biden AG said election integrity measures like voter IDs & drop box bans are ‘discriminatory, burdensome & unnecessary.’ This is how cheaters talk. The fix is in.”

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