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The White House's Karine Jean-Pierre on Fixing MAGA's Mess

It’s almost impossible to not be mesmerized by Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, when she’s at the podium. Fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole, Jean-Pierre is as swift with retorts as Rachel Maddow, but without the bracing sarcasm and obvious disdain often coming from commentators (unless you ask her about Ted Cruz).She’s had a life of firsts under her belt (she’s the first Black, gay, Haitian American, and immigrant woman to ever serve as press secretary), but it certainly wasn’t a given.
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Madison Cawthorn’s latest tweet has us wondering how this guy is even a real person
Madison Cawthorn took a break from bashing Rachel Maddow this week (more on that in a moment) to say something really stupid about voting rights on Twitter.There’s been a lot of talk about the issue lately, with President Biden giving two major speeches about it this week and the Senate set to debate both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act sometime next week.Related: Ex-LGBTQ ally Tulsi Gabbard is having a meltdown over voting rights, which she apparently opposesBut Cawthorn, bless his heart, doesn’t seem to get what all the fuss is about. Especially when the issue of vaccine passports seems to be dividing the nation.“Please don’t tell me asking for a photo ID to vote in elections is racist while simultaneously supporting vaccine passports just to eat inside a restaurant,” the 26-year-old Nazi enthusiast tweeted.Please don't tell me asking for a photo ID to vote in elections is racist while simultaneously supporting vaccine passports just to eat inside a restaurant.— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) January 12, 2022OK, first, voter ID laws are a vestige of the Jim Crow era that Republicans continue to use to disenfranchise low income and minority voters who might otherwise vote for Democrats.Second, vaccine passports are easily obtainable documents that anyone can get by simply walking into their local Walgreens and asking the pharmacist for a free COVID shot.(BTW, if you need help finding where to get a COVID-19 vaccine near you, click HERE.)And, third, this is a false equivalency.
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