Fled Texas Democrat Forced to Admit Photo ID Is Needed for Adult Life
WATCH: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D) grilled by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)
Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D), one of the leading Democrat lawmakers who fled to block new voter integrity laws from passing, has been forced to admit that photo ID is needed for adult life.
Thompson was grilled by U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) during a House Oversight Committee hearing this week.
Mace humiliated Thompson simply by asking her about regular parts of everyday life that require proof of identification.
Rep. Thompson had no choice but to confess during the hearing that government-issued IDs are essentially needed in order to be a functioning member of society as an adult.
Mace asked a series of questions that Thompson was unable to answer and when she was given the answers, she was in disbelief.
Rep. Mace started off by listing all the things you need to show ID for.
She noted that renting an apartment, opening a bank account, and purchasing alcohol and tobacco products, or entering courthouses and federal buildings all require a photographic ID.
One of the Democrats' main arguments is that photo ID is "racist" because poor or disadvantaged people can't access it.
However, possibly the most damning is that every government program such as food stamps, HUD, HEAP, and Medicaid all require a photo ID.
Or do the poor forego these programs because they can’t get an ID?
Next, Mace questioned Thompson on support for voter ID and asked how many black Americans favor voter ID.
Thompson claimed not to know so Mace schooled her: It was 75 percent.
Then she asked about Hispanics and once again Thompson claimed she didn’t know and Mace informed her it was 81 percent.
As Mace pointed out, there is only one group that is opposed to voter ID laws: Elected Democrats.
The following is a partial transcript of the rapid-fire questions that Mace asked Thompson during the hearing:
MACE: Do y’all need IDs to buy alcohol when you’re purchasing at the store?
THOMPSON: Yes, to be sure that you are capable of doing that.
MACE: Right. Do you need an ID in Texas to buy cigarettes?
THOMPSON: You can’t buy them unless you’re at least 21.
MACE: But do you have to show an ID to buy cigarettes?
THOMPSON: You do have to show an ID.
MACE: Do you need an ID when you’re getting a job and trying to get on payroll in Texas?
MACE: Do you need an ID to go to the pharmacy and get a prescription in Texas?
THOMPSON: It depends on the prescription.
MACE: But do you need an ID for some prescriptions in Texas?
THOMPSON: Yes, you do. Yes.
MACE: Do you need an ID to get social security services in Texas?
THOMPSON: You do.
MACE: Do you need an ID to rent an apartment in Texas?
MACE: Do you need an ID if you’re gonna buy a house and finance it via a mortgage in Texas?
MACE: Do you need an ID in Texas if you’re gonna board an aircraft and fly commercial?
MACE: Did you fly commercial or fly a private jet on the way to D.C.?
THOMPSON: A chartered plane.
MACE: Do you have to show an ID when you fly on a private charter jet?
MACE: I wouldn’t know, I’ve never flown on one. So, did you need an ID to get into the building here today?
MACE: Do you need an ID in Texas to open a bank account?