Sen. Inhofe: Voter ID is 'One of the Safeguards That We Need'

By Elisabeth Nieshalla | June 25, 2021 | 12:46pm EDT
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.)  (Getty Images)
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- When asked whether people should be required to produce an ID in order to vote, just as they must produce an ID to buy alcohol, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.)  said, "Yes," because "it's one of the safeguards that we need."

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNS News asked the senator, “Do you believe that people should have to show an ID in order to buy alcohol?”

Inhofe replied, “Yes.”

CNS News then asked, “And what about to vote?”

“Yes, I think that’s one of the safeguards that we need to have in there because the wrong people quite often don’t want to, so yes," said Inhofe. 

Senate bill S.1, the For the People Act, would have allowed the federal government to override all state voter ID laws. The measure was successfully filibustered by the Republicans on Tuesday, preventing the bill from moving forward in the Senate. 

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