Late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel endorsed vaccination records on his Tuesday night show and contradicted his own arguments against Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis over voter identification laws. Kimmel said DeSantis and the GOP should endorse vaccination records because of election security measures, creating a false equivalency.
“Unfortunately, a lot of Republicans aren’t on board [vaccine passports]including Ron DeSantis, the terrible governor of Florida, “said Kimmel, playing a clip of the governor promising to ban vaccination records in Florida at his press conference on Monday.
“You want to go to the cinema, should you have to show that? Do you want to go to a game? No. Would you like to go to a theme park? No, we don’t support that [vaccine passports]”Said DeSantis in the clip played by Kimmel.
“Right, that’s very rich when you come from the party that wants nine types of identification before you can vote,” said Kimmel, to which the crowd applauded.
Kimmel’s argument reverses one of the many reasons conservatives argue against vaccination certificates. Kimmel claimed that if Republicans support voter ID laws, they should support vaccination certificates.
In fact, one of the main contradictions raised by the right with vaccination records – the Washington Post reports that the Biden administration is helping people prove their vaccination status – is that Democrats actively oppose voter identification laws (in support of) HR 1), but now advocates a coronavirus ID.
Democrats reject Georgia’s new electoral law, signed by Republican Brian Kemp’s government, on the grounds that postal votes require a voter’s ID card. The left believes this measure is racist while pushing for vaccination cards, which would effectively prohibit anyone who has not been vaccinated from visiting or traveling in places.
It’s worth noting that Biden’s government needs to address vaccine hesitation, especially among Black and Latin American Americans. According to Kimmel’s logic, the documentation to prove COVID-19 vaccinations is not racist, but the identification requirements for casting a legal vote in an election are.
Kimmel uses exaggeration to say that it is allegedly contradicting that DeSantis refuses vaccination certificates, claiming he wants “nine ways of identification before you can vote”. This is wrong. In reality, you only need some form of identification to vote. Several states don’t even require photo ID and accept bank statements or something with your name and address on, for example.
On the contrary, GOP members are now fighting a radical Democratic Party that is trying to completely get rid of the voter ID card – and thereby only protect one form of ID card.
“Ron DeSantis isn’t the only dope defying the passport,” Kimmel said before playing a clip from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene saying vaccination passports were “Biden’s mark of the beast.”
“None other than Klan Mom herself, Marjorie Taylor Greene, believes there are biblical implications,” Kimmel said.
Kimmel contradicted himself again and said, “Poor Joe Biden. How can you get across the passage if the other side thinks you have hooves? “
For starters, Biden made no attempt to “reach across the aisle” as he ruled from the left side of the aisle and is well on his way to signing most of the executive orders of a President since Franklin D. Roosevelt, according to the American Presidency Project.
Biden has continued to label Republicans as racist, claiming the GOP’s efforts to oppose HR 1 were “Jim Crow looks like Jim Eagle,” alluding to segregation laws that the South Democrats favored more than the Republicans. Taylor Greene, along with many other Americans, is skeptical of an unprecedented attempt to digitize and categorize the confidential data of millions of Americans.
Kimmel admits that “we have controversy now where we never had it,” and goes on to delve into himself. While attempting to argue that the GOP is making a fuss of anything the Democrats want to legislate, his reliance on vaccination records as something completely new in American culture further validates DeSantis and Greene’s points.
Because vaccination records are unexplored water and something “we never do [have] had ”, the talk show host is unintentionally just right. Americans are not crazy about being skeptical of a possible program that would require them to inject something into their bodies in order to participate in civic life.
Go ahead, Jimmy. The more you try to argue, the more you demonstrate the madness of today’s left.