Wasserman Schultz denies own comments about voter I.D. laws

Republicans want to 'drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws'


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) denied she said Republicans want to “drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws” in video captured by the Media Research Center.

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER: You said that the GOP’s trying to turn back to the days of Jim Crow—about the voter I.D. laws?

DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: I didn’t—that’s not what I said.

ROLAND MARTIN: Republicans are backing measures that will require photo identification and other type of things, including cutting the number of days for early voting. Republicans say it will cut down on voter fraud. Critics contend it’s a step backwards, and it would discriminate against the poor, elderly, students, people with disabilities, and minorities. Joining me to explain why Democrats are against this move is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.).

DWS: Now you have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally—and very transparently—block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republicans candidates.