The right-wing morning crew was popping off after President Joe Biden said he supported Major League Baseball moving this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta, in response to Georgia passing restrictions that are expected to disproportionately affect Black voters.
Last week, Georgia’s GOP-controlled state government imposed tight voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, limited ballot drop boxes and increased the legislature’s control over elections.
The state also made it a crime to offer food or water to people standing in line to vote ― the very idea of which the “Fox & Friends” hosts found risible.
“No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to an elector,” the new law states, per CNN.
Fox & Friends mocks concerns about GA banning non-poll workers from giving voters water: “If you go to Yankee Stadium and stand in line to get a ticket, do they serve you water? Do you care? … I have never thought to myself, ‘OK I’m gonna go vote today. Will they have snacks?'” pic.twitter.com/FyssKhdzTF
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 1, 2021
On Wednesday, the “Fox & Friends” hosts attempted to pooh-pooh concerns by saying that voters could simply bring their own beverages.
“The water argument is what cracks me up,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt said. “If you go to Yankee Stadium, and you stand in line to get a ticket, do they serve you water? Do you care?”
Colleague Steve Doocy chimed in. “I have been voting for over 40 years and I have never thought to myself, ‘OK, I’m gonna go vote today. Will they have snacks?’”
Twitter users threw water on their jabs, noting that the “Fox & Friends” bunch probably never had to wait in line for hours to vote due to a shortage of polling places. “The epitome of white privilege,” one person called it.
Because they never had to wait in line for hours to vote.
— Larry ODonnell (@lodonnell71) April 1, 2021
If it’s no big deal then why make it illegal?
— Monte J (@montej414) April 1, 2021
I’ve also never gone to vote thinking that if someone offered me some water because it was so long & hot in the line, that someone would think it’s a good idea to make a “law” against that.😮😮😮😮😬😬😬😬😠😠😠
— WayhaughtWatcher (@DonnaFLanier1) April 1, 2021
Well if there were more polling places then I bet there wouldn’t be such long lines that people had to stand in lines for hours upon hours, n no one would need to give water. Just like the ballpark, more ticket scanners open until the it’s a smaller line. Duh doocey
— Angel (@angelharthun) April 1, 2021
They wouldn’t yuk it up if the people waiting for hours to vote were white
— Tux nyc (@tux_nyc) April 1, 2021
Nothing like a bunch of white folks comparing their life of privilege to the oppressed minority this legislation targets. 😡
— ECMkat (@ECMKat1) April 1, 2021
Can you imagine denying an elderly person the simple life sustaining bottle of water. I’m sorry I can’t imagine it and I wouldn’t
— Sean (@Sean22231018) April 1, 2021
Out of touch. And they don’t care.
— Chihuahuas Forever (@erinlizzi) April 1, 2021
If you had to stand in line for Yankees tickets for 10 hours, you’d probably welcome a sip of water at some point…
— metalheadCP (@metalheadCP) April 1, 2021
The question they should be asking is “Why do people need to stand in line for hours to vote?” Voting should be convenient and accessible to all legally eligible Americans. Easy registration, plentiful voting locations and the use of mail-in ballots would solve this.
— Jim Malazita (@nauga54) April 1, 2021
Wonder if any of them have stood in the hot sun for 10 hours in line to vote?
— HoneyBadger 💉 (@L2H2K) April 1, 2021
The epitome of white privilege
— Erica Thomas (@bodhiwannabe) April 1, 2021