Paxton fires back at Dems against TX election reform bill, says the only reason to oppose photo ID is so people “can cheat”

Appearing on “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM-N.Y, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fired back at Democrats opposed to the Senate Bill 7 election reform bill.

The Texas Senate has passed an election reform bill fiercely opposed by President Biden and his Democrat party allies and Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign it.

“In reality, everybody knows you have to have a photo ID,” Paxton told “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM, adding “The only reason you don’t want people to have a photo ID is that people can cheat. That’s the only rational answer as to why certain people want no photo ID requirements.”

“The only argument they had is they claimed it was discriminatory,” Paxton continued. “We know it is not discriminatory, because everyone knows you have to have a photo ID. Even if they are poor, they have to have one to do everything in life, including to get other state and federal benefits.”

“That’s a red herring. It’s just not true,” he added “and the reality is everybody said it would suppress the vote, photo ID, and the reality is our voting participation went up.”

Appearing on CNN, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries calls the new proposed Texas voting restrictions “shameful.”

“Republicans, clearly in Texas and throughout the country, want to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election,” Jeffries argued.