Sen. Boozman: ‘The Voter ID is Just Common Sense’

By Ashlianna Kreiner | June 23, 2021 | 11:44am EDT
Sen. John Boozman  (R-Ark.)  (Getty Images)
Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- In reference to the Democrats’ “For the People Act,” which would eliminate state voter ID laws, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) said, “voter ID is just Common Sense.” On Tuesday, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered the “For the People Act,” preventing the Senate from moving forward with the legislation. 

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNS News asked Senator Boozman, “Should a person show ID when they go to purchase alcohol?’

The senator replied, “Uh, yes.”

CNS News then asked, “And how about for voting?”

Boozman responded, “Yes.”

CNS News further inquired, “what do you think about the S.1 [For the People Act] proposing to kind of overrule the state’s authority for choosing that [voter ID] for individual states?”

Sen. Boozman said, “I very much am not in favor of nationalizing the elections. I am also not in favor of public financing of elections. And, as you mentioned earlier, the voter ID is just common sense.”

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

In an analysis of the “For the People Act,” the conservative Heritage Foundation wrote that it “would federalize and micromanage the election process, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states.”

Second, “It would reverse the decentralization of the American election process, an essential protection of our liberty and freedom.” Finally, “It would implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred in 2020 and further damage or eliminate basic security protocols.” 

The Republican National Committee noted, "S. 1 would eviscerate commonsense state voter ID laws which 36 states have passed. This would allow individuals to vote by simply attesting they are who they claim to be."

 

Transcript

CNSNews.com: “Should a person show ID when they go to purchase alcohol?”

Boozman: “Uh, yes.”

CNSNews.com: “And how about for voting?”

Boozman: “Yes.”

CNSNews.com: “All right, and what do you think about the S.1 proposing to kind of overrule the state’s authority for choosing that [voter ID] for individual states?”

Boozman: “I very much am not in favor of nationalizing the elections. I am also not in favor of public financing of elections. And, as you mentioned earlier, the voter ID is just common sense.”

CNSNews.com: “All right, thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate it.”

Boozman: “Thank you, appreciate it.”

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