Cokie Roberts Lashes Out at 'Downright Evil' Moves on Voting Rights

August 26, 2013 - 11:30 AM
Cokie Roberts Lashes Out at 'Downright Evil' Moves on Voting Rights

Cokie Roberts, on Sunday’s (August 25) This Week, lashed out at voting rights, presumably both SCOTUS ruling and voter ID laws, as “evil” during a discussion about the status of African-Americans on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:

“You know, having grown up in the deep south in the era of Jim Crow, the difference is dramatic. And the fact that Andy Young was Mayor of Atlanta and John Lewis is a member of Congress from Georgia, is a great testament to the fact that when you do something like pass a voting rights bill, that it makes a difference. Which is why, at the moment, what’s going on about voting rights is downright evil because it is something that really needs to keep going forward not backward.”