Toobin Excoriates Kobach: Says He Devoted Career To Blocking Poor Voters

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CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin excoriated Kansas Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach Wednesday night, saying to his face that he has worked his whole life to disenfranchise poor and minority voters.

“Kris has devoted his career to stopping black people and poor people from voting,” Toobin said during a conversation mediated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I mean, that’s been your goal for decades.”

“That’s an outrageous accusation,” Kobach said, openmouthed in indignation. “So if you like photo I.D., you’re trying to stop people of color from voting?”

“Absolutely,” responded Toobin.

“It is a completely true accusation because, Kris, your whole career…that’s why you had this phony voter suppression commission that was such a preposterous joke established by the President that it disbanded because it couldn’t prove your claim that voter fraud is a problem in this country,” Toobin continued. “Your problem is that some people vote for Democrats and you want to stop that by establishing voter requirements.”

Cooper then stepped in to divert the increasingly heated conversation.

Kobach is in the election fight of his life against Democratic challenger Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly (D), leading by a single point according to the most recent poll. 

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  1. Love it. Stop treating these toadies like serious people seeking elected office , and call them out for who they truly are… and watch them sputter . Priceless.

  2. Avatar for bp bp says:

    Good!!! Kobach is a professional denier of voting rights to blacks and the poor. I wonder why CNN thinks it is necessary to give this worm time on CNN.

  3. Perfect. False premises are oxygen to these people and when you take that away, yeah, they’re going to splutter.

  4. That was awesome. Almost enough to make me watch the nightly screechfest that is CNN primetime.

  5. Avatar for 1gg 1gg says:

    Racist hate it when you call them out, good work Toobin.

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