After his racist voter I.D. plans were called out on CNN, Kris Kobach retreats to the safe space of Tucker Carlson Tonight
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Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach retreated to Tucker Carlson's show to complain about CNN's Jeffrey Toobin criticizing Kobach's "phony voter suppression commission" and correctly stating that "Kris has devoted his career to stopping black people and poor people from voting."
Instead of asking Kobach about how voter ID laws are designed to unfairly target people of color, Carlson mocked Toobin's claim that Kobach, a man whose campaign website cites a white nationalist writer, is "a bigot". From the November 1 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Well, projection is of course the defining fact of the modern left. On virtually every issue they attack their opponents as what they are. They call them racist even as they denounce half the country for its skin color.
Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach is the latest person to learn that lesson the hard way. Over at CNN, Jeffrey Toobin says that because he dislikes Kobach's views, Kobach is of course a bigot.
CARLSON: Is there an argument that -- and we've done this topic a couple times but I don't -- I don't fully understand it. So, the idea is what you just said, if you are trying to make certain that people vote legally and ask for I.D., that's an act of bigotry? What is the -- like, flesh out that argument if you would. I don't understand it.
KOBACH: The argument itself is a racist one. The argument is that somehow because of your skin color you are less likely to have in your wallet a photo I.D., or you are less likely to be able to go to a government office and get a free photo I.D. It's a ridiculous argument, it's been disproven empirically in state after state, but the hard left and now increasingly the entire left keeps making that argument.
And you know Tucker, I went into that debate, that program, thinking we were going to have a cordial debate about birthright citizenship -- but as soon as Jeffrey Toobin started losing the argument, he just out of the blue says, "Well, you've devoted your career to stopping people of color from voting." It's crazy.