Washington Post hammers Clyburn with Four Pinocchios for claiming Democrats never opposed voter ID
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The Washington Post Fact-Checker gave its sharpest rating of Four Pinocchios to House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., for his claim this week that Democrats have never opposed voter ID laws.
"On the face of it, it seems absurd. After all, Clyburn has long been a foe of voter ID laws passed in his own state," the Post's Glenn Kessler wrote, before rehashing a history of Clyburn likening various voter ID requirements to Jim Crow-era poll taxes. In an interview with Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on Tuesday, Clyburn was frustrated at the notion that he had flip-flopped on the issue by expressing possible support for Sen. Joe Manchin's, D-W.Va., proposed voter ID requirement in a national election bill. FLASHBACK: LIBERAL MEDIA HAVE LONG DECRIED VOTER ID LAWS AS VOTER SUPPRESSION, RACIST "I don't know why you guys keep misrepresenting what I said," Clyburn said. "I have never said that you should not have voter ID. When I got my voter registration cards, I keep them in my wallet. And when I go to vote, I presented that every time. And I said to them, I am Jim Clyburn, this is my ID, and I want to vote. I have always had voter ID. And that's why the representative earlier who voted … no…